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It’s taken much discussing and
planning, but the Ft. Pierre rail-
road depot is heading back to its
The old depot was built in
1906. It is one of the larger de-
pots, 26’x90’ including the ticket
Shirley Miller purchased the
depot, he thought in 1966, and
moved it to his ranch to use for
storage for over 45 years.
Approximately three years
ago, Shirley generously told Ft.
Pierre that he would give the
depot back to them if they would
use it as a railroad museum, free
to the public. Ft. Pierre acknowl-
edged they would do this and the
work of acquiring land, and mak-
ing other arrangements for the
move began.
Maberry Housemoving of
Pierre spent most of last week
preparing the depot for the long
trip to Ft. Pierre. The depot left
the Miller Ranch Friday morning
and pulled into Faith around
noon to spend the weekend. The
route has several power lines that
have to be dealt with. Trveling at
around 15-20 mph, it will be a
slow journey home, taking about
two days to make the journey
from Faith to Ft. Pierre. The
building will take up both lanes of
the highway so traffic will be
slowed along the route and will
be allowed to pass from both di-
rections at certain intervals.
The original site of the depot
was no longer available so a new
location had to be found, close to
the original spot near the rail-
road. A foundation has been
poured and is awaiting the ar-
rival of the depot.
For being 107 years old, the
building is in amazing condition.
There will be much work in the
next year or so to restore the
building to its original condition.
The only major reconstruction
will be the roof and the floor in
the freight area. When Shirley
moved the depot to his ranch, he
cut off the top portion of the roof
and lowered it. This roof will once
again be torn off and restored to
its original height. A company
that sells slate roofing tiles was
located so they will be able to re-
construct the old look. The inte-
rior will be restored to look as it
did when it was being used.
One item of interest, in those
days there were two waiting
Ft. Pierre railroad depot making its way home;
Shirley Miller donates back for railroad museum
rooms in depots, one for the men
and one for the women and chil-
dren, on opposite ends of the
The older generation of Ft.
Pierre will certainly enjoy reliv-
ing their memories of earlier
years when the train ran through
there on a regular basis, hauling
passengers and freight, and hope-
fully the younger generation will
become interested in the history
of the Ft. Pierre railroad.
Ft. Pierre railroad depot ... arrived in Faith on Friday from the Shirley Miller ranch and stayed the weekend before making the long
trek to Ft. Pierre. Shirley donated the depot back to Ft. Pierre to be used as a railroad museum. Photo by Loretta Passolt
In honor of Welcome Home
Vietnam Veterans Day on March
31st, we wish to recognize our
Faith area Vietnam Veterans in
our March 27th issue.
If you were a Vietnam Veteran,
we would like to have your mili-
tary photo, name, rank, branch of
service and the time you served
there. If you don’t have your mil-
itary photo any photo will do. You
will get your photo back.
You may drop this off at the
The Faith Independent or send to
us at PO Box 38 by Friday,
March 22nd.
Faith Independent to
recognize area Vietnam Veterans
Washington, DC – U.S. Sena-
tors Tim Johnson and John
Thune announced today that leg-
islation to allow construction of a
visitor center at the Minuteman
Missile National Historic Site
cleared an important hurdle after
it was reported out of the Senate
Energy and Natural Resources
Committee. Johnson and Thune’s
legislation would transfer approx-
imately 29 acres of National For-
est Service land to the National
Park Service to construct a visitor
facility and provide parking. The
legislation is now ready to be con-
sidered by the full Senate.
“We worked hard to establish
the Minuteman Missile site in the
late 1990s, and with my legisla-
tion, we can ensure that many
more South Dakotans and
tourists from around the world
can learn about this historic site,”
said Johnson, a member of the
Energy and Natural Resources
Committee. “I am glad the full
Committee approved this legisla-
tion and it can now be brought to
the Senate floor for considera-
“The Minuteman Missile Na-
tional site is a reminder of the
historic and important role that
South Dakota played in the Cold
War arms race,” said Thune.
“Providing additional land to the
Minuteman Missile site to be
used for the development of a vis-
itor’s center will make a piece of
South Dakota’s past more acces-
sible to students of history from
around the globe. I look forward
to working with my colleagues on
both sides of the aisle to move this
important legislation through the
The launch control facility and
missile silo that make up the
Minuteman Missile National His-
toric Site were preserved to illus-
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can be
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WASHINGTON - September
27, 2011, was the day members of
the 842nd Engineer Company
were called to deploy. The Sol-
diers would start their yearlong
journey in Afghanistan in support
of Operation Enduring Freedom,
leaving hundreds of family mem-
bers, friends and community
members behind.
However, loved ones were not
in fact left behind as the 842nd
Family Readiness Group stepped
in to help those temporarily with-
out their loved ones. Volunteers
quickly kicked off the program so
families could participate in activ-
ities and different events that
would take place throughout the
"The commander called me
and asked if I would be interested
in taking the position," said David
Burr, 842nd FRG lead volunteer
during the deployment. "I was a
member of the 842nd for 18 years.
I have a lot of strong ties with the
unit and I care about the Soldiers
and their families, and believe
that by being the lead volunteer,
I was able to help all of them
through a very difficult time in
their lives."
For the exceptional efforts of
the program, the 842nd FRG re-
ceived the 2012 Department of
Defense Reserve Family Readi-
ness Award for the National
Guard, March 1, at the Pentagon
Hall of Heroes in Washington,
D.C. Representatives received a
commemorative plaque and
framed certificate, along with a
cash award from the Military Of-
ficers Association of America,
which is to be used to further en-
hance the unit's family support
"This award is really about
how the families and the Soldiers
handled the deployment," said
David Burr. "There were so many
individuals who stepped up at dif-
ferent times through the deploy-
ment to help with different
things. There is no one individual
that made this award possible;
but a combined effort of the fami-
lies and the Soldiers."
The RFRA recognizes one Na-
tional Guard and Reserve unit
from each of the seven Reserve
components with the best pro-
grams to support their families.
The program was established in
2000 to recognize the top unit
Family Readiness program in
each Reserve component that
demonstrated outstanding family
readiness while maintaining su-
perior mission readiness.
842nd Family Readiness Group
receives national award
By 2nd Lt. Rebecca Linder, SDNG Public Affairs Office
Ft. Pierre railroad depot ... located on the Shirley Miller ranch is making its way back home. The
moving crew was at the ranch all of last week preparing the old depot for the move. The depot arrived in
Faith on Friday and stayed the weekend before making the long trek to Ft. Pierre. Shirley donated the
depot back to Ft. Pierre to be used as a railroad museum. Photos by Loretta Passolt
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provides parents, educators and
community members with better
information on schools’ progress
while allowing for meaningful
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The new graduation rate meas-
urement also accurately accounts
for students who drop out or who
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Beginning with the 2011-12
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and Puerto Rico have timeline ex-
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and three additional states – Cal-
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have not yet been validated.
Those states are not included in
today’s release, and at this time,
the Department does not have a
national rate.
Today’s release follows the De-
partment’s release of 2010-11
state-level high school graduation
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Today, the U.S. Department of
Education released provisional
school-level graduation rates for
South Dakota’s high schools in
2010-11 – the first school year for
which all states used a common,
rigorous measure for reporting
high school graduates. The data
release furthers the Department’s
efforts to provide transparent in-
formation to parents and stu-
dents about their schools and
ensure all schools are preparing
students for college and careers.
Previously, the variety of
methods states used to report
high school graduation rates
made comparisons among states
unreliable. While the new meas-
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ously reported rates, it provides a
more accurate snapshot of high
school graduation and can inform
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forward.  States, districts and
schools can use the new, common
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dropout rates and increase grad-
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“Having good information is
critical to making good decisions,
and these high school graduation
rates are a vital tool to help par-
ents and school leaders make use-
ful comparisons of student growth
and success,” said U.S. Secretary
of Education Arne Duncan.
“These data will also help state,
district and school leaders better
gauge progress and support their
work to help more students grad-
uate on time, ready for college
and careers.”
The transition to a common,
four-year adjusted cohort gradua-
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create greater uniformity and
transparency in reporting high
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U.S. Education Department releases
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better inform parents, district leaders
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Thur., Mar. 21: Chicken Al-
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Mr. Edmund Baye of Faith was
recognized by the Meade County
Commissioners as Veteran of the
Month at the commissioners
meeting in Faith on Wednesday,
March 6th.
Mr. Baye served in the Air
Force from 1956 to 1968, serving
3 tours in Vietnam.
In making the presentation the
following was read:
I would like to introduce the
Meade County Veteran of the
Month for the month of February.
It is Mr. Edmund Baye from
Mr. Baye served in the United
States Air Force from 1956 until
1968. Mr Baye was part of the
305 Supply Squadron, 441st, and
3750th squadron. His career field
was a Fuels, POL. He would
maintain, operate petroleum,
missile, and alternate and cryo-
genic facilities and equipment.
He would also perform mainte-
nance on fuels handling equip-
ment and facilities. During the
Vietnam War, Mr. Baye was part
of the company that built and pro-
vided security to 4 miles of
pipeline. He spent a total of 3 dif-
ferent tours in Vietnam. The first
two were in 3-month increments.
The last tour was for one year.
Mr. Baye has been stationed
• Sheppard AFB, TX for two
• Yokota AFB, Japan
• Bunker Hill AFB, IN
• Parks AFB, CA
He has been deployed to
• Philippines
• Okinawa, Japan
Edmund Baye recognized as
Meade County Veteran of the Month
• Vietnam
After separating out of the mil-
itary, Mr. Baye went to work for
the family business with the John
Deere dealer in Phillip, SD, for 25
years. After that he worked in the
mail trucking business for 17
years in Pierre and Sioux Falls.
After he retired, they wanted to
move back West River where they
love the prairie and the people.
Mr Baye has been awarded the
following medals:
• National Defense Service
• Vietnam Service Medal
• Republic of Vietnam Service
• Army Good Conduct Medal
with 1 oak leaf cluster
• Air Force Good Conduct
• Air Force Longevity Medal
with one cluster
We, the Meade County com-
mission and the people of Meade
County, would like to recognize
and give a heartfelt thanks to Mr.
Baye for his service to his country
during the Vietnam War.
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By Sandy Rhoden
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
made a trip to Rapid City on Mon-
day for eye appointments.
Rod and Justin Ingalls went
into Faith on Monday to attend
the livestock auction and Schauer
bull sale. Howard and I watched
the auction on the video auction
site and really appreciate that
service provided by Faith Live-
stock Commission.
Harley and Merle Weyer were
out to the Dwayne Vig ranch on
Monday morning to pick up some
Donna Cammack visited with
Bernice Lemmel for a while on
Tuesday.  Bernice and Spud then
had grandkids visiting the rest of
the week.  Rorey's kids were on
spring break from school in
Meade-1 District.  Brynn Lemmel
spent some time visiting cousin
Brooke Lemmel in Faith and on
Thursday after school Bridget
Lemmel caught a ride with Tracy
Ingalls from Faith  so she could
spend time with cousins at Spud
and Bernice's.  Bernice took Brid-
get up to highway 212 to meet her
dad for a ride home, then on Sun-
day Bernice went to Faith and
picked up Brynn to take her and
the rest of Rorey's kid to meet
their dad for a ride home from
Union Center.
Faye Fees went to Sturgis on
Wednesday for shopping and vis-
iting her mom, Margie Ingalls.
Margie will be celebrating birth-
day 101 on March 29th at the
home where she lives.  Cake and
drinks will be served from 1-4
that afternoon. Faye stopped by
to visit with Howard and I on her
way home.
Several neighbors in this area
attended the funeral services held
for Gene Escott at the Escott
ranch on Wednesday.  Hope and
Zona Vig drove into Faith to pick
up food before heading out to the
ranch for services and fellowship
following.  Dwayne flew in and
then  flew home in time  to feed
cows while Hope and Zona stayed
to help with the Youth Group
gathering and attend Bible Study
that evening.  Our condolences go
out to the Escott family with the
loss of their dad, granddad and
uncle.  He had been battling a dis-
ease for several years so is at
peace now. 
John Heidler attended the fu-
neral on Wednesday and then
stopped by for a visit with his
mom, Dorothy Heidler.
Kallie Fees was up from Pierre
for a visit with her folks, Walter
and Diane Fees from Wednesday
through Friday.  She stopped by
for a visit with Grandma Faye on
Carmen Heidler went to Union
Center on Wednesday to meet the
White Owl Gang and have dinner
and a time of visiting.  She was
home about 10 minutes when her
cousin Charm Lightfield from
Faith stopped by for visit.  Charm
then went on to visit her mom,
Earleen Price.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls spent
Wednesday at the Paul and Deb-
bie Delbridge ranch keeping an
eye on their 2 yr old heifers that
are calving.
Thursday, John Heidler
caught another ride with Zona
Vig to Rapid City.  This time was
going not coming and now he has
his pickup back home, thank-
fully.  Zona went home via Newell
and stopped by for a visit with
friend Liala Taton and then
stopped by the Shirley Miller
ranch to take some pictures of the
old railroad depot that was loaded
and ready for its trip back to Ft.
Pierre to become a museum some-
Rodney, Justin and Kay In-
galls went into Faith on business
and shopping on Thursday and
picked up Robert's old feed
pickup, for the third or fourth
time, from the repair shop.  Hope-
fully they have found all the bugs
that were causing its coughing
and quitting spells.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls made
a trip into Rapid City on Friday
for eye glass repair.
Miss Brixie Vig attended her
first bull sale on Friday with her
folks JT and Kelsey Vig.
A large number of neighbors
joined area wide Meade County
ranchers on Friday evening for a
tax assessment meeting with the
Meade County Commissioners,
minus one, and  Kirk Chaffee the
county Director of Equalization,
our county legislators, other
speakers and a lawyer from
Rapid City that explained the SD
laws on land value assessments
to the group.  Not really sure that
the KBHB reporter was correct in
his descriptive word of "angry" at-
tendees, but rather that they
were "concerned taxpayers" and
that they sure should be con-
cerned when valuations were
raised on MANY parcels from
100% to 500 %.  Seems as though
this action is possibly not quite
legal  according to the SD law. I
understood that productivity has
a lot to do with valuation and be-
lieve me, I know of no place in
Meade County that had 100-500
increase in productivity last
year.  Taxpayers, keep your guard
up and take action when you can.
Thanks to those that put this
gathering together so many
voices could be heard and infor-
mation shared with all present.
After some warm, spring-like
temperatures toward the end of
the week, Sunday afternoon
brought some wind, a little mois-
ture, and a much more winter-
like feel to it. The warm
temperatures last week made for
great calving weather. However,
with both people and calves the
concern is that the air has been
very dry and hard to shake respi-
ratory illnesses.
The boys Faith Longhorns bas-
ketball team finished their season
with 17 wins and 3 losses. All
three of their losses were to the
Dupree Tigers, who finished in
third place at the State B Basket-
ball Tournament this past week-
end. Folks from all over the state
were glued to their TVs as they
watched their home teams play
from Thursday to Saturday.
White River won in State B, Class
AA championship went to Pierre,
and Class A champions were from
Madision, my alma mater. The
Faith boys senior starters played
great together and defeated all
but one team they played this
season, and gave Dupree a run for
their money. They are Cody Bern-
stein, Reggie Rhoden, Caden Smi-
ley, Cody Trainor, and Drew
Vance. Drew is the grandson of
Wayne and June Overland of
Union Center, Cody Trainor is
the grandson of Danny and Bobbi
Ann Arneson, Caden is the son of
Rick and Joy Smiley, and Reggie
is the son of Larry and Sandy
There was a nice crowd at
Rural Neighbors this past week.
Likely, the mild weather made for
very easy travel and an enjoyable
time to get out for a visit. A thank
you goes out to Casey Brink and
Donna Cammack for dedicating
their time and interest as they
provide us with this great com-
munity service.
Track season officially has
started for most schools this
week. The first practices have
had to take place indoors due to
colder weather. The Union Cen-
ter track team had Monday
scheduled as their first track
Over 200 ranchers turned out
for a meeting held in Union Cen-
ter on Friday night at the Central
Meade County Community Cen-
ter. A special meeting of con-
cerned ranchers met with Kirk
Chaffee, county commissions,
state legislators, and the Director
of Equalization for questions and
answers concerning the hike land
taxes took this year. Folks attend-
ing received a great deal of infor-
mation concerning the property
tax valuations in Meade County.
The large crowd was attentive
and respectful during the time
they had together.
A baby shower was held in
Sturgis for Jenny Spring and
baby girl due in April. Friends
and family gathered at the Phil
Town poolside for a great time of
visiting, games, and a lovely
spread of horse d' ovres. Jenny re-
ceived many very nice gifts for the
new arrival. Big sisters Mariah,
Shaniah, and Alanah are anx-
iously awaiting their new baby
sister. Jenny is the daughter of
Leo and Deb Schnell of Sturgis.
The new 'dad to be' is Kasey
Spring of Union Center, the son of
Glen and Robin Spring. The
shower was hosted by Kayla
Spring and friend. Jenny is regis-
tered at Target.
Several from Central Meade
County attended the Lincoln Day
Dinner in Sturgis on Saturday
evening. Henrietta McNenny and
Sandy Rhoden met on Friday to
decorate the armory on Main
Street with the help of several
members of Meade County Re-
publicans. Our State Auditor,
Steve Barnett; Secretary of State,
Jason Gant; and Attorney Gen-
eral, Marty Jackley, were all in
attendance. Mike Rounds was the
guest speaker. Loud America
catered the steak tip dinner and
Meade County Republican Presi-
dent and Vice-President, Ross
Lamphere and Wanda Blair,
served as masters of ceremonies.
Yvonne Cammack left for Haiti
on Sunday for a ten day missions
trip. They will be doing some con-
struction work and other mission
work during their stay. She and
the team of ten from the Sturgis
Wesleyan Church will serve on
this mission.
Seems like we sit in a hole
when it comes to measurable
moisture. Got some sprinkles last
night and it was snowing at bed-
time but there’s nothing here this
morning. Perhaps that’s because
the winds is so high that’s it’s too
windy to haul rock. I’m sure any-
one with new calves has some
chilled down. Our thermometer
said 9 degrees this morning and
the wind chill must really take it
down. Areas all around us have
received more precipitation so it
should get to us eventually.
Sympathy goes out to the fam-
ily of Gene Escott. He was quite a
guy. When you think of a rancher
who loved his life, his family, and
his land you picture Gene. There’s
a whole lot of us will miss vistin’
with him.
Jim and Vonnie O’Dea were
among the many attending the
meeting on taxes at Union Center
on Friday night.
Saturday, O'Deas were in
Rapid City to watch granddaugh-
ter Jamie Schweitzer, Gillette, in
the Little Britches Rodeo at the
Event Center. Then they made  a
quick trip across town to the Civic
Center to watch grandson
Michael Deichert play basketball
against Pine Ridge with the Spar-
tans bringing home 7th place at
State. Going outside, they found
big snowflakes coming down so
they headed home in time to at-
tend church and no snow at home.
Friday, Harold Waterland at-
tended a meeting with the Meade
County Commissioners. He was
there to represent our township
and learn about taxes for the
county. He also attended the
meeting at Union Center that
night. When he came home we
did a search to find the aspirin
bottle! Too many meetings with
politicians will do that to you!
Did you hear about the young
man in one of our countries big
cities shooting himself in the
crotch? First, he claimed Ninja’s
did it but finally admitted he was
driving and playing with the gun!
With those brains, we hope he is
now genetically unable to repro-
duce, one of him is plenty! I imag-
ine it was the gun’s fault, don’t
Not much to say, the wind
must'a blew it outta' me!
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
A big thank-you for all the kindness we
experienced over the last several weeks of
Dad's life. Thanks to the Church of Christ ladies for
the great lunch and Dwayne Vig for the
service. Thanks to everyone that called, prayed, sent
food and flowers or just visited. A special thanks to
Butch Samuelson and Susie Payne for the great music
and the Lutz family for the great team to pull the
hearse, it made the day very special. Wednesday
was a great celebration of Dad's life. A really big
thanks to all that donated money, the Gene Escott
Memorial money will be used for local sporting
Thank -you
Clint and Gnene Fordyce and family
Kelly Escott & Peggy O'Sullivan and families
Buffy and Kevin Groves and family
Gnelle and Scott Dauwen and family
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By Loretta Passolt
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Going out rummage style!
Stop by Imagine and More, Main St., Faith
Monday, March 25, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
& Tuesday, March 26, 7:30
AM-5:30 PM
Multi family rummage
sale & going out of
business sale
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Call Rick at 605-641-1987
We had some great weather
last week, although windy most
days. Thursday was our warmest
day reaching around 70º, but Sun-
day was entirely different. Tem-
peratures only got to about the
mid 30s but it was quite windy.
The wind really picked up in the
late evening and blew all night,
about 45 mph! It went down a lit-
tle after 6 AM, but increased
again most of the day. We got a
little moisture Sunday night in
the form of rain and snow, but
very little!
George and Annelle Afdahl
spent the weekend of March 7th
with the Juel and Tami Afdahl
family, and Jeff and Georgia
Stocklin at Torrington, WY.
Granddaughter Halli Stocklin
was playing in the Region 9 col-
lege basketball tournament
championship game on Thursday,
and grandson Blake Afdahl had a
fifth grade tournament Saturday
and Sunday. Tournament teams
grades 5-8 play in Gering, Scotts-
bluff and Morrill, Nebraska.
George and Annelle Afdahl vis-
ited Denver and Adele Enright in
Timber Lake on Friday.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
drove to Pierre last Wednesday.
Dave had a meeting there Thurs-
day and Eldora rode along to
check out the fabric shops.
On Thursday, Dave and Eldora
went to Rapid City to spend the
weekend. Eldora attended a quilt
show. Dave came home Sunday
but Eldora stayed to teach a quilt
class this week and do a few other
Remember the Carnival Chal-
lenge is ongoing through the
month of June. Any and all dona-
tions to bring this big carnival
back to Faith for Stock Show
would be appreciated. They may
be dropped off at Vilas.
Congratulations to Cody
Trainor for being named to the
Little Moreau Conference 1st
Team, Reggie Rhoden to the 2nd
Team, Tearnee Nelson 1st Team,
Shanna Selby 2nd Team and
Marissa Collins Honorable Men-
Now that basketball is over,
track season begins. The first
practice for our athletes was this
past Monday, with their first
meet on April 4th at Mobridge.
Congratulations to our Civic
Oration Contest winners! The
5th & 6th graders were: Hugh
Groves, MiKenzy Miller, and
Brooklyn Hanson; 7th & 8th
graders: Shali Sheridan, James
Ulrich, and Brooke Lemmel. The
1st and 2nd place winners will be
competing in the Region competi-
tion at St. Thomas More today,
Elementary students will be
having their classroom spelling
contests next Wednesday, 27th.
Students will be dismissed at
1:00 next Thursday, March 28th
for Easter vacation, and will re-
turn Tuesday, April 2nd.
The freshman class is still rais-
ing funds for the post prom party.
If you haven’t donated yet, I’m
sure you send your donation to
the school. We need to keep our
kids safe on prom night.
Congratulations to the Dupree
Tigers on their 3rd place finish at
the State B Tournament over the
weekend. Also to Kash Deal and
Nate Widow for being named to
the All Tournament Team. Kash
scored his 1000th point at the
tournament. What better place to
do that your senior year? The
Tigers represented our region
well. I also watched the Pierre
games Friday and Saturday
night. They had two really good
games, winning by only two
points Friday night, and winning
the State AA Title Saturday night
for the first time in 31 years.
Lane Severyn was fun to watch!
His younger brother, Erin, a
freshman, played most of the sec-
ond half of the championship
game. Lane was also named to
the All Tournament Team. I
think they said he scored 24 of
their 51 points in the champi-
onship game! A little less the
other two games. They are defi-
nitely going to miss him next
year. We’ll have to watch him
play for the SDSU Jackrabbits.
trate the history of the Cold War
and the role the Air Force’s Min-
uteman II Missile defense system
played in efforts to preserve world
The legislation builds upon a
bill passed in 1999 that estab-
lished Minuteman Missile as a Na-
tional Historic Site, which
required that two sites be evalu-
ated as potential locations for a
visitor center. The land transfer
Minurteman Missile bill Continued from Front Page
provided in the bill would allow
for the construction of a visitor
center and administrative facility
at Exit 131 off of I-90 (about 70
miles east of Rapid City). The bill
would also transfer 3.65 acres
near the missile silo for visitor
parking and other administrative
uses. Congress provided funding
for the construction of the visitor
center when the Site was estab-
The Minuteman Missile con-
sists of the Delta-01 Launch Fa-
cility and the Delta-09 Missile
Silo, located about 11 miles from
one another on Interstate 90.  
Johnson and Thune reintro-
duced the Minuteman Missile Na-
tional Historic Site Boundary
Modification Act (S. 459) on
March 5, 2013. 
Spring into retirement
When you work and pay Social
Security taxes, you earn “credits”
toward Social Security benefits. If
you were born in 1929 or later,
you need 40 credits (10 years of
work) to qualify for retirement
We determine the amount of
your benefit by both how long you
work and how much you earn.
The higher your lifetime earn-
ings, the higher your monthly
Your age at the time you start
receiving Social Security retire-
ment makes a difference in your
benefit amount. The full retire-
ment age (the age at which 100
percent of retirement benefits are
payable) has been gradually ris-
ing from age 65 to age 67. You can
take “early retirement” as early
as age 62, but if you start collect-
ing benefits before you reach your
full retirement age, your monthly
payment will be reduced. You can
find out what your full retirement
age is by referring to the conven-
ient chart at www.socialsecu-
Just as you can choose an early
retirement and get a reduced pay-
ment, you also can choose to keep
working beyond your full retire-
ment age to take advantage of a
larger payment. Generally, your
benefit will increase automati-
cally by eight percent each year
from the time you reach your full
retirement age until you start re-
ceiving your benefits or until you
reach age 70.
You can set up an online my
Social Security account. You can
use your my Social Security ac-
count to obtain a copy of your So-
cial Security Statement to check
your earnings record and see fu-
ture estimates of the retirement,
disability, and survivor benefits
you and your family may receive.
Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/my-
When you decide to retire, the
easiest and most convenient way
to do it is right from the comfort
of your home or office computer.
Go to www.socialsecurity.gov
where you can apply for retire-
ment benefits in as little as 15
Social Security Tips
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Notify The Faith
Independent of your
change of address before
moving or as quickly as
possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener
SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
Full Time Teller Position
1st Financial Bank USA provides a full
range of retail banking services to its com-
munity bank locations. If you’d enjoy
working on a small community banking
team dedicated to delivering personalized
service and customer satisfaction, as well as helping us build
our organization one customer at a time, we have the ideal op-
portunity for you.
Selected individual will handle all deposits, withdrawals and
signature endorsement transactions accurately and efficiently
for lobby customers. Will also balance daily transactions, pro-
vide knowledgeable bank product information and perform
bookkeeping and related duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will be a high school graduate (or equiv-
alent) and possess cash handling, customer service or sales
experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
are required. Teller experience and PC navigation skills are pre-
For more information, call 605-365-5191 and ask for Deanne
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Dupree, South Dakota
Okra Love It - Hate It – Gro
Okra is a very misunderstood
vegetable. Either you love it, or
hate it. There is no middle ground
with okra. It is however, packed
with nutrition and deserves re-
spect. Normally it is considered
easy to grow, that is if you live in
a zone where it is happy, namely
zones 9 through 11, the sunny
The question is can it be raised
here? We don’t know anyone that
has grown it locally but it sure
might be worth an experiment,
especially of you like okra.
Okra is native to Ethiopia,
where it has been cultivated and
used for centuries. This vegetable
is in common use in many African
nations, and in the American
South, thanks to seeds carried to
the United States by slaves. Okra
is a tall and attractive plant,
grows very quickly and should be
harvested frequently while it is
still tender. Harvesting every few
days will prevent toughness.
Okra is great vegetable fried, or
in stews and gumbos. It has a
slimy texture that is unpleasant
to many but is actually very use-
ful to people with digestive prob-
lems. The okra juice coats the
intestines with a natural lubri-
cant and relieves constipation
and other problems without
harsh chemicals or habit-forming
It’s scientific name is Hibiscus
esculentus, it is related to the Hi-
biscus family of cotton, hibiscus,
and cocoa, hence the beautiful
blossoms and the fact that the
bloom is very short lived, usually
only one day. The vegetable pods
look very much like the stem and
sometimes hard to find when it is
still small and tasty.
If you are driven to experi-
ment, here are few suggestions.
Soak okra seeds in warm water
for twenty-four hours before
planting and keep the soil tem-
perature at 24ºC (75°F) or above.
Soil should be high in potash with
a pH of 6.0-6.8. Sow okra ¼”
deep, 7-8 weeks before trans-
planting, germination may take
up to two weeks.
Okra has a tap root and does
not transplant easily if the root is
disturbed, we suggest you plant it
in something degradable so you
can transplant the whole
pot/plant. Okra needs lots of sun
and heat to produce; planting it
in a large container and placing it
in a warm sunny location might
be your best bet. The plant can
grow 4 or more feet tall, if it is
happy, so opt for a 4 to 5 gallon
size pot.
Okra prefers rich, well-worked
soil. It needs lots of room to grow,
along with supportive stakes, and
it should be watered intermit-
tently and deeply for best results.
Once pods start to develop, they
can be harvested almost immedi-
ately. The longer pods sit on the
plant, the harder and more un-
palatable they will become. Good
Just living is not enough. One
must have sunshine, freedom and
a little flower. – Hans Christian
Senior birthday dinner ... was enjoyed by these seniors last Tuesday. Sharon Anderson is the only
March birthday but she has her meal delivered to her home. Photo by Loretta Passolt
Ag Secretary Vilsack’s
Generational change
to improve childhood nutrition
This week, we are renewing
our efforts at USDA to encourage
a generational shift to improve
childhood nutrition.
Today, too many of our chil-
dren aren’t getting the nutrition
they need. One-third of today’s
children are at risk for preventa-
ble health problems because of
their weight. Only a quarter of
our 17 to 24 year old young people
are eligible for military service, in
part because many of them are
overweight or obese.
Meanwhile, too many kids
aren’t getting enough to eat in the
first place – hurting their per-
formance at school and their
chances to achieve great things.
Unless we ensure that today’s
young people grow up healthy and
strong, we will see more and more
negative impacts in the years
ahead. Reversing this trend starts
with our youngest generation,
and USDA has joined schools and
families across the country to take
We have helped increase the
availability of healthy foods.
USDA is working with parents,
teachers and school districts to
provide healthier school meals –
a result of nutrition standards
implemented under the historic
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
This is important, because many
of our children get more than half
of their calories during the school
We have also helped to pro-
mote school breakfast. According
to a recent study released by
Share Our Strength’s No Kid
Hungry campaign, eating a good
breakfast improves a student’s
test scores and ultimately raises
their likelihood to graduate from
high school by 20 percent.
Through our Farm to School
program, USDA has helped com-
munities across the nation to pro-
vide locally sourced, fresh fruits
and vegetables for our young peo-
ple. And since 2009 we have
helped establish nearly 1,900
People’s Gardens across the na-
tion – including more than 150
school gardens.
Meanwhile, USDA has taken
steps to expand the availability of
information regarding nutrition.
The MyPlate icon, for example,
provides families with an easy
reference to make healthy choices
at mealtimes. We have also cre-
ated the “SuperTracker” – an on-
line tool used by more than two
million Americans to track their
nutrition and physical activity on
a daily basis.
These achievements have come
alongside our efforts to maximize
program funding for child nutri-
tion and other critical efforts by
identifying more than $700 mil-
lion in cost savings and efficien-
cies across the Department.
But we know that more needs
to be done. Childhood obesity is
not a minor issue with a simple
fix. Childhood hunger continues
to block the road to success for too
many. Together, these challenges
threaten our future, and they re-
quire bold solutions.
In the weeks, months and
years to come, I hope that we can
work together to achieve genera-
tional change in childhood nutri-
tion, and help today’s youngsters
grow up ready to lead the world.
March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
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Advancing healthcare through
medical licensure portability
In December of 2012, my wife
Kimberley, along with Senator
Tim Johnson’s wife Barb, wrote
an op-ed about the frustrations
for many military spouses in ob-
taining a license or certification
for their career as they move
across state lines. Their article,
along with the hard work of many
throughout the state, including
Governor Daugaard, prompted
the state legislature to unani-
mously pass a bill this year that
provides expedited consideration
of a license held by a spouse of a
military member stationed in
South Dakota.
While this bill is an important
step forward to ensure we provide
flexibility for our military spouses
in South Dakota in many career
fields, licensure portability is also
particularly important for the ad-
vancement of telehealth technol-
ogy. Over the last several years,
telehealth has revolutionized pa-
tient care by creating a way for
patients to see specialists without
the burden of travel. 
However, unless a physician is
licensed to practice medicine in
the state where the patient re-
sides, a patient cannot be seen by
that physician. In some states, it
can take months for licensing
boards to approve applications,
which can delay patient care in
instances where a patient would
like to be seen by a specialist that
is not currently licensed in South
Dakota or a South Dakota physi-
cian would like to see a patient lo-
cated in another state. 
Licensing requirements serve
an important function in ensuring
public safety and competency in a
profession. State level licensure
provides control and flexibility of
standards to best meet the needs
of the individual state while still
ensuring patient safety. Without
state control of medical licen-
sures, the South Dakota legisla-
ture could not have acted to
provide flexibility for our military
spouses. However, currently
there is not a system that would
allow states to retain control of
medical licensure while still al-
lowing physicians portability of
their license outside of South
On March 13, 2013, I led a bi-
partisan group of Senators in
sending a letter to the Federation
of State Medical Boards (FSMB).
The letter encourages FSMB to
develop a comprehensive system
that allows states to retain con-
trol of medical licensure and en-
sure the safety of patients, while
also allowing physicians portabil-
ity of their license to practice out-
side their state. The letter, sent
along with Senators Tom Carper
(D-Del.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.),
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.),
John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Roy
Blunt (R-MO), Mike Enzi (R-
Wyo.), James Inhofe (R-OK), and
Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), encour-
ages FSMB to leverage grants re-
ceived by the Department of
Health and Human Services to
develop a proposal that satisfies
the variety of complex licensure
portability issues.
Multi-state medical licensure
is a critical component of advanc-
ing the use of telehealth technol-
ogy that can result in lower
health care costs and improved
care. I look forward to working to-
gether to find a solution that will
work in South Dakota and across
the country to address this com-
plex and important issue. 
Sen. John Thune’s
Weekly Column
It’s great to be back home on
the range! I loaded up my stuff
and headed back to the ranch a
week ago Saturday after the mid-
night end of the 2013 legislative
session on Friday, March 8. As
soon as I had the car unloaded I
got back into the groove and
helped Reub cut and wrap steaks
and roasts from the last beef we
butchered. The time changed that
night, so I set all the clocks ahead
one hour. Didn’t have to change
my watches though, because they
were all still set to Pierre time! At
least spending a couple months in
Pierre on central time makes it
easier for me to adjust to this idi-
otic time change every spring.
We have a thermometer that
registers the highest and lowest
temperatures. I usually reset it
every couple days, but didn’t reset
it from the start of session in Jan-
uary until this Friday. The lowest
temp registered was 17 degrees
below zero and the high was 71
degrees last Thursday. I’m a
weather spotter for the National
Weather Service out of Rapid City
and I just sent in my precipitation
report for 2012. The total for the
year was 12.61 inches, the third
lowest since I started keeping
track of moisture in the official
rain gauge in 2005 and it was al-
most half of the precipitation we
received in 2010. So far this year,
I dumped less than a third of an
inch out of the gauge since Janu-
ary, and that includes the .04î
from that little shower this Sun-
day. Hopefully we get some more
rain soon, or a lot of folks will
have to start selling livestock to
match what they have for grazing
and hay supplies.
Did you watch the State B
championship tournament on TV
this week? The Harding County
pep band under the direction of
Laura Johnson played for the
games on Friday and when we
tuned in to watch Dupree play Vi-
borg/Hurley that evening we saw
Laura being recognized by PBS.
Dupree lost to Viborg/Hurley Fri-
day night, but they played a great
game against South Central on
Saturday to place 3rd in state.
The other team we were cheering
for was White River and they won
the championship over
Viborg/Hurley, who took second.
Pretty exciting stuff!
We had lots of birthdays to cel-
ebrate this week. Cindy (Olson)
Gackle had a birthday on the
10th, our grandson Collin Mc-
Nelis turned nine on the 11th,
Tony Holt was 89 years young on
the 12th, Chip Olson’s birthday
was on the 13th, Louise Jenson’s
birthday was the 15th, and the
newest birthday we have to cele-
brate is our newest grandbaby,
born to our son Sage and Alaina
Olson on March 16th in Dickin-
son. Little Ellarie Mae weighed in
at 7lbs 6.7 oz and is 20 inches
long. Her older sister Acalia is
pretty excited about having help
to keep her parents in line!
Predators are still out and
about. When this legislative ses-
sion started in January we had
eight chickens - six hens and two
roosters. Halfway through the
session something got into the
chicken coop and left us with only
two hens, two roosters, and only
a couple eggs a week. When I
came home from Pierre, the only
chickens left are one hen and one
rooster. And no eggs! Since we
started calving and moved the
heifers and their calves in the pen
next to the coop, we haven’t lost
the last two survivors, but they
will probably disappear as soon as
the heifers are put out to pasture.
Casey and Taz did shoot two coy-
otes and a fox Saturday, so that
might help. One of the coyotes
had mange, so maybe there’s hope
that the disease will cut down the
predator population again.
St. Patrick’s Day was Sunday.
I have Irish heritage both from
my mother’s great grandmother,
Mary McGuire, and my father
family that descended from Giric,
the third son of King Alpin II Mac
Eochaidh of Ireland, who was the
father of Kenneth I Mac Alpin,
the first King of Scotland. Dad’s
family belonged to the White Sept
of the Scotch-Irish MacGregor
clan. Since there aren’t that many
Irish in this neighborhood, we
don’t have a St. Patrick’s Day pa-
rade around here, but the Irish do
like to have a good time! Here’s a
story that followed one of those
Irish celebrations:
Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean
and Seamus, were stumbling
home from the pub late one night
and found themselves on the road
which led past the old graveyard.
"Come have a look over here,"
says Paddy, "It’s Michael O'-
Grady's grave; God bless his soul.
He lived to the ripe old age of 87."
"That's nothing," says Sean,
"here's one named Patrick O'-
Toole. It says here that he was 95
when he died!"
Just then, Seamus yells out,
"May the saints preserve us,
here's a fella that got to be 145!"
"What was his name?" asks
Seamus stumbles around a bit,
awkwardly lights a match to see
what else is written on the stone
marker, and exclaims, "Miles,
from Dublin."
With that, I’ll leave you with
this blessing attributed to St.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at
your back,
May the sun shine warm upon
your face,
May the rains fall soft upon
your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hol-
low of His hand.
Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
News Briefs
All kids age 0 -12 years of age bring your
buckets or sacks and come to the Easter Egg
Hunt at the Faith City Park on Saturday,
March 30th at 10:00 a.m.
The Top Hand 4-H Club is sponsoring the
Easter Egg Hunt
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Shelterbelt Renovatio
What is shelterbelt renovation?
USDA Natural Resources Conser-
vation Service defines it as the
widening, partial replanting, re-
moval and replacement of selected
trees and shrubs or other steps
taken to improve and existing
shelterbelt. It involves inventory,
evaluation and improvement of
the health of trees and shrubs and
the overall function of shelterbelts
through the use one or more of the
following silvicultural techniques.
Release of Sod-bound Trees
and/or Shrubs - Release from sod
may be accomplished with tillage
or use of herbicides. Disc cultiva-
tors throw soil one direction
which will create hollowed out
areas between tree rows and may
harm the tree’s vital feeder roots.
Also, tillage should never be
deeper than three inches to pro-
tect feeder roots. Many types of
chemicals exist, but they all fit
into two basic categories: pre-
emergence and post- emergence.
The most common pre-emergence
are Princep (Simazine) and
Casaron (Dichlobenil) and the
most common post-emergence is
Round-up (Glyphosate).
Underplanting or Interplant-
ing - In this practice trees or
shrubs are planted within an ex-
isting windbreak without tree re-
moval. They are planted in rows
between existing rows or between
trees in an existing row. Over-
topped plants even though they
are shade tolerant, will grow
slowly and will develop poor form
and spindly growth. Cedar and
Juniper are the most widely used
species. Other shade tolerant
species are hackberry,
chokecherry, bur oak and box-
Row Removal and Replace-
ment - Dead or dying rows are re-
moved and replaced within the
existing windbreak. It can be
done to “beef up” any or all levels
of the windbreak. After tree re-
moval the site should be fallowed
one year. Where multiple adja-
cent rows are removed, it may be
beneficial to plant one less row
than what was removed.
Supplemental Planting & Ex-
pansion -Additional land is
needed for expansion and there
needs to be room for it. One of the
main benefits is that tree removal
is not necessary. If the windbreak
is in the correct place and cor-
rectly positioned, make sure that
added rows do not negatively af-
fect wind and snow drift patterns
relative to the area to be pro-
Thinning, Pruning and Coppic-
ing - Release thinning is used to
release adjacent trees or rows by
removing selected trees, partial
row or entire rows. Pruning has
limited use in windbreak renova-
tion. It is sometimes used to re-
move diseased branches for
sanitation. Coppicing is used to
rejuvenate shrubs or even hard-
wood trees that have sprouting
capabilities. It can even be used
on hardwood trees less than 12
inches in diameter and under 20
years of age. Almost any shrub
species can be rejuvenated
through coppicing. Broadleaf
trees that have shown good re-
sults are green ash, cottonwood,
Russian olive, boxelder and the
elms, especially Siberian elm. Cut
back 6 to 8 inches above the
ground to provide a good shrub
Managing Reproduction - In
many older multiple row wind-
breaks that have been protected
from livestock, natural reproduc-
tion of existing species will occur.
A couple methods have been sug-
gested to utilize this new growth.
Leave the regeneration until it is
about 8 to 10 years old then begin
some selective cutting. The thin-
ning of the regeneration can be
done in rows to conform to the
original windbreak design or it
can be managed similar to a nat-
ural forest.
My source for this news release
was South Dakota Department of
Agriculture, Division of Resource
Conservation and Forestry. If
you would like more information
about “Shelterbelt Renovation,”
contact Bob Drown at the Conser-
vation Office at 605-244-5222, Ex-
tension 4 or by e-mail at
All programs and services pro-
vided by the Northwest Area Con-
servation Districts are provided
regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual ori-
entation, and marital or family
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
Tree Facts
Bob Drown, Extension Specialist
Shelterbelt renovation ... This young sod-bound shelterbelt
located in Perkins County, could be improved through the use of her-
bicides, tillage or both.
March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
Western Dakota Tech is ad-
dressing the needs of the work-
force by starting new diploma
programs in HVAC Technology
and Plumbing Technology.
WDT is now accepting applica-
tions for the nine-month pro-
grams. Classes will begin in the
fall 2013 semester that begins in
“Skilled employees are needed
in these fields,” WDT President
Mark Wilson said. “These pro-
grams will give students the
skills they need to be successful in
careers that are in-demand.”
Both programs have been de-
signed with industry input so the
courses will provide the skills stu-
dents need.
Graduates of the HVAC Tech-
nology program will be able to:
•Design residential and light
commercial central heating and
air conditioning systems
•Install, troubleshoot, and re-
pair residential and light com-
mercial heating and air
conditioning equipment
•Design, fabricate and install
forced air and hot water distribu-
tion systems
•Install a wide range of oil and
gas boilers and forced-air fur-
•Design, fabricate, and install
home and light commercial venti-
lation systems, including both ex-
haust and fresh air make-up
Students also will prepare for
and take the universal HVAC cer-
tification exam so they are quali-
fied to handle all types of
Graduates of the Plumbing
Technology program will have
skills in:
•Piping techniques and proce-
•Plumbing and piping systems
•Residential and commercial
system installations
•Blueprint reading and iso-
metric interpretation
Employment trends in both ca-
reer fields show that jobs are
available now and will be in the
future as the need for trained
technicians grows.
Employment of HVAC me-
chanics and installers is expected
to grow 34 percent from 2010 to
2020, much faster than the aver-
age for all occupations. The grow-
ing number of sophisticated cli-
mate-control systems is also
expected to increase demand for
qualified HVAC technicians.
The median annual wage of
heating, air conditioning, and re-
frigeration mechanics and in-
stallers was $42,530 in May 2010.
The median wage is the wage at
which half the workers in an oc-
cupation earned more than that
amount and half earned less. The
lowest 10 percent earned less
than $26,490, and the top 10 per-
cent earned more than $66,930.
Employment of plumbers, pip-
efitters, and steamfitters is pro-
jected to grow 26 percent from
2010 to 2020, faster than the av-
erage for all occupations. Demand
for plumbers is expected to come
from new building construction
and stricter water efficiency stan-
dards for plumbing systems, such
as low-flow toilets and shower-
The median annual wage of
plumbers, pipefitters, and steam-
fitters was $46,660 in May 2010,
according to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. The lowest 10 percent
earned less than $27,580, and the
top 10 percent earned more than
Western Dakota Tech is the
only technical institute that
serves the western South Dakota
region. WDT offers more than 20
programs in a variety of fields, in-
cluding Business and Computers,
Construction Trades, Health
Services, Legal and Public Serv-
ices, Manufacturing and Mechan-
ical Trades, and Science and
Technology. More than 96 percent
of WDT’s most recent graduates
are working, continuing their ed-
ucation, or serving in the mili-
tary, and 90 percent remain in
South Dakota.
WDT faculty, staff, and admin-
istration focus their efforts on
helping students gain the skills
and experiences they need to suc-
ceed. Through hands-on learning,
internships, and industry part-
nerships, WDT students graduate
ready to make real and immedi-
ate contributions to their employ-
ers and their communities.
For information about WDT,
call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-
2565 or send an email to admis-
sions@wdt.edu. Visit WDT on the
web at www.wdt.edu.
WDT to begin programs in HVAC and Plumbing
Page 10 • March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Civic Oration Contest …Back row: Kailyn Groves, James
Ulrich (2nd place), Brooke Lemmel (3rd place). Front row: Cole
Trainor, Shali Sheridan (1st place), Penny Welter.
Photo by Misty Williams
Civic Oration Contest … Back row: Iver Paul, Harland
Groves, Rowdy Fischbach. Front row: Hugh Groves (1st place),
Mikenzy Miller (2nd place), Brooklyn Hanson (3rd place).
Photo by Misty Williams
Congratulations to … (l to r) Cody Trainor (1st Team All-Con-
ference) and Reggie Rhoden (2nd Team All-Conference) for being
named to the LMC Boys Basketball All Conference Team.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Congratulations to … (l to r) Marissa Collins (Honorable Men-
tion), Shanna Selby (2nd Team All-Conference) and Tearnee Nelson
(1st Team All –Conference) for being named to the LMC Girls Bas-
ketball All Conference Team. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Local students from Faith Ele-
mentary recently gained the op-
portunity to demonstrate their
public speaking skills and take
pride in personal accomplish-
ments. On Tuesday, March 12th,
2013, the kids took part in a
speech contest sponsored by Mod-
ern Woodmen of America, a fra-
ternal financial services
Students competing in the con-
test, which was held at the Faith
Community Legion Hall, shared
their presentations on this year’s
topic: “A person who has over-
The winners for 5th & 6th
grade were: 1st-Hugh Groves,
2nd-MiKenzy Miller, 3rd-Brook-
lyn Hanson; 7th & 8th grade: 1st-
Shali Sheridan, 2nd-James
Ulrich, 3rd Brooke Lemmel. Each
of them received a trophy and a
gold award pin, and their names
will be engraved on the school’s
speech contest plaque. Gold
award pins were also given to
Iver Paul, Harland Groves,
Rowdy Fischbach, Cole Trainor,
Kailyn Groves and Penny Welter.
All participants received certifi-
cates of participation for their
hard work. 1st and 2nd place win-
ners will be competing March
20th at the St. Thomas More Mid-
dle School gym.
Modern Woodmen’s School
Speech Contest is one of many
free Youth Educational Programs
Modern Woodmen offers to
schools nationwide. More than
100,000 students compete in the
contest each year.
As a tax-exempt fraternal be-
nenfit society, Modern Woodmen
sells life insurance, annuity and
investment products not to bene-
fit stockholders but to improve
the quality of life to its stakehold-
ers – members, their families and
their communities. This is accom-
plished through social, charitable
and volunteer activities.
School speech contest
helps students develop skills
March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 11
Best of Luck 2012 - 2013 SENIORS
Katie Haines
Katie Haines is the 17 year old daughter of Kelly Haines, Huron. Maternal grand-
parents are Wayne and Linda Haines and David and Tami Haines all of rural Faith.
Maternal great-grandmother is Irene Jordan.
Katie has worked as a tour guide, filing clerk, Certified Nursing Assistant and wait-
Some of Katie’s extra curricular activities include: Volleyball manager, Oral Interp,
FCCLA, FFA, one act play, all school play, student council, classs president.
Most Memorable Moment: The day her sister was born.
Her favorites are: Color: Blue; Song: “Wanted”; Movie: “8 Seconds”; Subject:
History/Government; Teacher: Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: How close everyone is.
Her accomplishments include: Being chosen as a Senate Page, and being cho-
sen for HOBY.
Future plans include: Katie plans on attending SDSU for Pre-Veterinary and An-
imal Science, joining ROTC, and getting a degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Shania Heidler
Shania Heidler is the 17 year old daughter of Corky Heidler and Staci Smith. Ma-
ternal grandparents are Donn and Gloria Dupper. Paternal grandparents are John
and Carmen Heidler
Shania has worked at M&D Food shop and Keffeler Kreations.
Some of Shania’s activities include: Hanging out with friends.
Most Memorable Moment: First time driving the senior van.
Her favorites are: Color: Blue; Song: “Every Storm”; Group or Singers: Jason
Aldean; Movie: “Smoke Signals”; Car: Dodge Charger; Hobby: Doing hair; Subject:
Current Events; Teacher: Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: We have a new school.
Her accomplishments include: Graduating high school.
Future plans include: Shania plans on going to cosmetology school in Grand
Forks, ND.
Dean W. Johnson
Dean W. Johnson is the 18 year old son of Christopher and Sharron Johnson,
rural Faith. Maternal grandparents are Candy Harris and Richard Cottle. Paternal
grandparents are Judy Johnson and Dean Johnson.
Dean’s work experience includes working on the family ranch, but he also works
for the vet on Mondays. He has also gone to some brandings and built fence.
Some of Dean’s activities include: Hunting, shooting 4-wheelers, working on his
pickup, fishing and feeding the cows, snowmobiling.
Most Memorable Moment: When Wyatt Lutz got zapped in Electricity Class.
His favorites are: Color: Blue; Song: “Convoy” by C. W. McCall; Group or
Singer: Zach Brown Band; Movie: “Smokey and the Bandit”; Cars: 1976 Chevy
pickup, 1970 Chevy Nova, 1982 Peterbilt 359, 1969 Chevy pickup; Extra-Curricular
Activities: 4-H; Hobby: Snowmobiling; Subject: Science; Teacher: Mrs. King.
Best thing about Faith High School: The teachers.
His accomplishments include: Fixing his pickup, not failing any classes.
Future plans include: Dean plans on going to Mitchell, get bachelors degree in
manufacturing and get a family somewhere, someday.
Katie Haines
Sponsored by: Farmers State Bank – Faith, SD
Shania Heidler
Dean W. Johnson
The SD Discovery Center is
now accepting registrations for
the 11th annual Pierre Women In
Science Conference.  The confer-
ence will be held at Ramkota in
Pierre on April 30. Over a dozen
science, technology, engineering
and math (STEM) careers will be
showcased in hands-on sessions
led by female professionals. The
careers include nursing, den-
tistry, fiscal analysis, geology,
forensic science, water quality,
NASA space science, information
technology and careers in emer-
gency health.
Kendra Gottsleben, Social
Media Coordinator for the San-
ford USD Center for Disabilities,
is the keynote speaker.  Ms.
Gottsleben is an accomplished
young woman who has dealt with
a rare medical condition her en-
tire life. She will be sharing her
story with the attendees, hosting
exhibit hall sessions on social
media and internet safety.  Ms.
Gottsleben is the author of the
book Live Laugh Lemonade A
Journey of Choosing to Beat the
In addition to a keynote and
hands-on sessions, the conference
features exhibits from universi-
ties, technical schools, associa-
tions and businesses that will
showcase even more opportuni-
ties for girls.  In celebration of
nanotechnology week, the Pierre
AAUW will host a set of Nano sci-
ence experiments in the exhibit
hall. At the end of the day partic-
ipants will explore the SD Discov-
ery Center. 
Two hundred and fifty young
women from central South
Dakota will participate in the
conference. Any young women
who would like to attend with
their school or with a parent are
encouraged to register soon on
line at www.sd-discovery.com.
Teachers may bring groups of stu-
dents or individual girls can reg-
ister themselves. Most area
schools will not count students
absent if they attend the confer-
ence as long as they get advance
permission from an administra-
“This conference is for girls
who love science and girls who
hate science!”  says SD Discovery
Center Executive Director,
Kristie Maher.  “Those girls that
say that they “hate science” have
mostly not been involved in many
hands-on opportunities. When
they get involved in the activities
and talk to the professionals, they
usually find something they
enjoy. That’s what we want. We
want to spark their interest.” 
Because there are girls that
wouldn’t jump on this opportu-
nity on their own, parents and
teachers are encouraged to bring
them to the conference. 
“Some of us need a little nudge
or a great big push to try new
things. We hope parents and
teachers will provide these
Women In Science
Conference planned for Pierre
The South Dakota Stockgrow-
ers Association is currently ac-
cepting applications for a
ten-week, paid, summer intern-
ship. This internship opportunity
is available to any high-school
graduate pursuing a university or
technical degree.
Applicants should be passion-
ate about agriculture and be en-
ergetic, outgoing individuals with
a desire to learn from and work
with the volunteer members of
the South Dakota Stockgrowers
Association. Interns will work in
the Rapid City office of the Stock-
growers and be supervised by the
Executive Director.  Interns will
perform various office tasks, cre-
ate events and membership pro-
grams, and be given opportunity
to learn about the policy making
process by actively participating
in the work of the association.
For more information about
this internship opportunity, visit
rg or contact Silvia Christen at
605-342-0429. Applicants for this
ten-week, paid internship should
submit a resume, cover letter and
references to silvia.sdsga@mid-
conetwork.com no later than
March 30, 2013. 
South Dakota Stockgrowers
seek summer internshipapplicants
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
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The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. If you have any questions
please contact the Dewey County
office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade
County at 347-4952 ext 2, or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
FEBRUARY 19 – Sign-up be-
gins for DCP & ACRE
MAY 20– CRP sign-up begins
JUNE 3 – Last day to sign up
for ACRE
JUNE 14 – CRP sign-up ends
AUGUST 2 – Last day to sign
up for DCP
USDA to Simplify Guaranteed
Farm Loans by Setting
Thresholds on Interest Rates
WASHINTON, March 1, 2013–
The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA) today announced an
interim rule that sets thresholds
on the interest rates charged by
lenders on guaranteed farm own-
ership and operating loans. The
changes will amend guidelines for
interest rates and establish new
policies that clearly set the maxi-
mum interest rate lenders may
charge to borrowers.
"By providing clear thresholds
on interest rates for federally-
guaranteed farm loans, USDA is
ensuring greater certainty to pro-
ducers, making compliance easier
for our lenders and ensuring
greater benefits for all farmers
and ranchers," said Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack. "It is im-
portant that American agricul-
ture continue to play a key role in
driving economic growth and cre-
ating good-paying jobs across the
American middle class. By setting
thresholds on interest rates,
USDA will strengthen access to
farm credit."
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) guaranteed loans reduce
the risk of loss to lenders (banks,
farm credit institutions and credit
unions) by guaranteeing up to 95
percent of the loss of principal
and interest on a loan. By reduc-
ing a lender's risk, borrowers ben-
efit from a lower rate.
The interim rule on maximum
interest rates for FSA-guaranteed
loans will benefit lenders and pro-
ducers alike. Lenders have ex-
pressed a desire to see greater
clarity in FSA's interest rate pol-
icy. At the same time, FSA seeks
greater consistency with industry
standards and other government
agencies that administer similar
programs. The improvements in
the new rule will make credit
pricing procedures easier to fol-
low and improve compliance for
At this time, FSA is also re-
questing additional comments on
the interim policies in the rule,
aiming to assure that the bench-
mark rates required of lenders do
not prevent farmers and ranchers
from obtaining guaranteed loans.
USDA is seeking comments
through June 3, 2013.
This interim rule is part of
USDA's work to expand credit op-
portunities for America's farmers
and ranchers. In January, USDA
announced a new microloan pro-
gram to help small and family op-
erations, and beginning and
socially disadvantaged farmers
secure loans under $35,000. The
new microloan program is aimed
at bolstering the progress of pro-
ducers through their start-up
years by providing needed re-
sources and helping to increase
equity so that farmers may even-
tually graduate to commercial
credit and expand their opera-
tions. The interest rate for mi-
croloans changes monthly and is
currently 1.25 percent.
While USDA continues to in-
troduce new products that are
more responsive to the credit
needs of its diverse customer
base, the Department continues
to expand its traditional farms
loans. In fact, since 2009 USDA
has made a record amount of
farm loans – more than 134,000
loans totaling nearly $18 billion.
USDA has increased the number
of loans to beginning farmers and
ranchers from 11,000 loans in
2008 to 15,000 loans in 2011.
More than 40 percent of USDA's
farm loans now go to beginning
farmers. In addition, USDA has
increased its lending to socially-
disadvantaged producers by
nearly 50 percent since 2008.
The Obama Administration,
with Agriculture Secretary Vil-
sack's leadership, has worked
tirelessly to strengthen rural
America, maintain a strong farm
safety net, and create opportuni-
ties for America's farmers and
ranchers. U.S. agriculture is cur-
rently experiencing one of its
most productive periods in Amer-
ican history thanks to the produc-
tivity, resiliency, and
resourcefulness of our producers.
USDA/Farm Service Agency News
The Faith
In Town & Dupree
$34.00 + local tax
In County
$34.00 + local tax
Out of County
$39.00 + local tax
Out of State $39.00
PO Box 38 • Faith, SD 57626
Ph: 605-967-2161
FAX 605-967-2160
Special Replacement Heifer & Grass Cattle Sale
Sale Time: 11 AM
Expecting 1200-1500 cattle
Lastovicka & Dameron Angus Bull Sale at 1:00 pm
Consignments Grass Cattle & Replacement Heifers:
Schuelke – 150 Red Angus calves 475-500#
Weichman – 40 Angus heifers 600#
Flintrock – 80 Char & red heifers 700#
consignment – 100 blk & red steers 575#
More replacement heifers & grass cattle expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, April 1: NO SALE (Easter Monday)
Monday, April 8: Special grass cattle, replacement heifer sale
Monday, April 15: Special replacement heifer & grass cattle sale
Lone Tree Ranch Bull Sale at 1:00 pm
Friday, April 19: Pine Creek Angus Bull Sale at 1:00 pm
Monday, April 22 Stomprud Angus Bull Sale
Monday, April 29 Sunrise Angus Ranch Bull Sale
Monday, May 6 Wilken Ranch Angus Bull Sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A high quality offering of cattle here for our sale on Monday,
March 18, with a steady to lower market. Continued pressure
from the futures board and the lack of moisture has the mar-
ket pushed lower.
Thank you for your business.
JX Ranch
91..................blk & bldy steers DF 605 .............$162.00
58..................blk & bldy steers DF 605 .............$159.75
43..................blk & bldy steers DF 499 .............$171.50
88.................blk & bldy heifers DF 533 .............$152.50
43.................blk & bldy heifers DF 476 .............$162.00
K & D Robinson
194........blk & bldy steers DF SAV 780 .............$134.50
73..........blk & bldy steers DF SAV 854 .............$126.25
D & G King
88.............................Angus steers 680 .............$143.75
59.............................Angus steers 584 .............$161.00
91............................Angus heifers 617 .............$137.00
A & C Price
86............................Angus heifers 566 .............$149.75
Brian Harper
20......................Angus heifers BV 639 .............$133.25
Dan Beckman
60......................Angus heifers BV 574 .............$146.00
Chad Escott
27............................Angus heifers 418 .............$165.00
consignment of
21.....................Charolais x steers 792 .............$131.50
Tim Smith
41..................baldy cows (broken) HD..........$1130.001
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
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The path to understanding the
proper diet
We have long been on the path
to understanding the proper diet
that prevents heart attacks and
Although most believe a life
style of moderate physical activity
and avoidance of smoke is impor-
tant in preventing atherosclero-
sis, there remains no answer to
the question, "Which diet protects
against heart attacks and
For years we thought it was a
no-egg, low fat, and more vegetar-
ian diet, but in recent years ex-
perts have started endorsing
more meat. It began when a fad,
low-carbohydrate, weight-loss
diet became clearly more success-
ful than the standard more vege-
tarian diet. Reported in the
medical journals, researchers
found that those eating less
bread, potatoes, and sweets lost
more weight and felt better than
those eating less meats and fats.
Alas, after a year both groups
were equally unsuccessful in
keeping the weight off, but we
learned from it.
Add to this what we’ve known
for years about the medical condi-
tions of food intolerance. There is
intolerance to lactose, which is
the natural sugar of milk, and
celiac disease, which is intoler-
ance to gluten, a protein in many
cereals especially wheat. Anthro-
pologists tell us these problems
did not occur in hunter-gather so-
cieties until about 10,000 years
ago when farming developed and
humanity became exposed to ani-
mal milk and wheat.
It is also intriguing that stud-
ies of twentieth century hunter-
gatherers, whose diets are about
65% wild game meat and 35%
gathered plant food, show them to
be generally free of the signs and
symptoms of cardiovascular dis-
ease. Could it be then that the
eating habits of our ancestral pre-
farming Paleolithic people living
2.5 million years ago until 10,000
years ago are guiding us along a
path to prevent heart attacks and
stroke in modern humans?
Those who don’t swallow this
theory advise us that back then,
most people had to walk about an
hour a day to survive, had smaller
portions of food when they had
food at all, and that most didn’t
live past 30 years of age anyway.
These contrarians state that 500
generations of living with an
agrarian diet has been enough to
evolve tolerance to lactose and
gluten with only an occasional
throwback who doesn’t tolerate
our modern diet of milk and
I think the path to preventing
a heart attack is not by avoiding
meat and fat, or even milk and
bread, but rather by simply eat-
ing smaller portions and daily
walking along any path.
Page 14 • March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Farm Ground ~~ Ranch Land Micky Barnica Estate & Larry Barnica
Mon. Mar. 25, 2013 * 1:00 pm MT
4094+ Deeded Acres -- Plus 723 acre Tribal Lease & 1857 acre Private
Lease -- Ziebach County – north of Faith, SD
Auction held at old Community Center on Main St. in Isabel, SD (Hwy 20 & Hwy 65)
Directions to Glad Valley: From Faith, SD, go 3 W on Hwy 212, then 30 N on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy
20 ~~~ From Lemmon, SD, go 35 S on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy 20 ~~~ From Isabel, SD, go 17 W on
Hwy 20 ~~ At Glad Valley, SD, go 3 N & 1 W to reach property
• 4094.2 Deeded plus 723.61 Tribal (all pasture) & 1857.09 Linch Family Trust Lease (mostly pasture
w/172.47 A. crop land)
•1833.38 Deeded Farmland w/more land that could be farmed
!320.24 Deeded Winter Wheat planted
!528.55 Deeded in Hay (alfalfa & grass)
!984.59 Deeded in Stubble & Summer Fallow
•2260.82 Deeded Presently in Pasture & Trees
Farmland acres fenced & laid out in strips ~ Hunting ~ Shelterbelts ~ Barns, Corrals & Windbreak ~ Stock
Dams, Spring Fed Dugouts, Wells, some pipelines ~ Good access ~ Only 3 - 4 miles from Hwy 20 ~ FSA
payments & Crop Bases ~~~ OFFERED IN 7 TRACTS AND AS 1 UNIT
Tract 1: 160 acres ~ NE! Sec. 18 ~ 153+ tillable acres w/ 40+ acres planted to W Wheat and 35+ acres Alfalfa
~Taxes: $336.94 or $2.11/acre
Tract 2: 320 acres ~ N" of Sec. 17 ~ 311+ tillable acres w/77+ acres planted to W Wheat and 88+ acres
Alfalfa/Grass ~Taxes: $739.54 or $2.31/acre
Tract 3: 289.48 acres ~ Most of west half of Sec. 7 ~ 269+ tillable acres w/ 34+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $ 642.65 or $
Tract 4: 577.18 acres ~ Most of Sec. 6 424.5+ tillable acres w/80 acres planted to W Wheat, 226+ acres Alfalfa, &
164 acres pasture ~ Some pasture areas would be tillable ~ Elec, & good well w/tire tank in NW ! ~Taxes: $1164.04 or
Tract 5: 863.01 acres ~ All of Sec. 24 and most of the west side of Sec. 19 ~ Great site for headquarters w/good,
mature shelterbelt w/majestic pines, spruce, good well & elec, all in center of Sec. 24 ~ Dams & spring-fed dug-outs
throughout Tract ~ 221+ tillable acres w/ 66+ acres planted to W Wheat, & 79+ acres Grass/Alfalfa ~ 640 acres pasture
~Taxes: $1699.84 or $1.97 /acre
Tract 6: approx. 775 acres ~ All of Sec.13 and most of NW! of Sec. 18 ~ Mostly Pasture ~ Spring fed dug-outs &
Dams ~ Borders county road ~ 35+ tillable acres, presently in grass, & 734 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1,076.86 or $
Tract 7: 1109.14 acres ~ “Fort Barnica” ~ all of Sec. 5, except for Mrs. Micky Barnica#s home) and E" of Sec. 7,
and NW! of Sec. 8 ~ Barn, Corrals, & Windbreak, w/elec & especially good well w/automatic waterer in Sec. 7. (This is
where Larry & Micky did their calving.) ~ See well log & you can see this could be used to pipe water throughout tract ~
Dams & Spring-fed Dug-outs ~ A lot of Sec. 7 used to be hayed ~ Sec. 5 also has springy draw to provide water all
along it in wet years ~ Water Pipeline w/tank, & small dug-out in Sec. 5 ~ 417+ tillable acres w/55+ acres planted to W
Wheat, 28+ acres Alfalfa/Grass & 684 acres pasture ~ Taxes: $1699.84 or $2.05/acre Successful bidder on this tract
also gets option for Tribal Lease & Linch Family Trust Lease
Property Showings: Sundays Mar. 3 and Mar. 10 from 1-3 pm
Terms: 15 % down Auction Day w/balance due on or before April 25, 2013. Auctioneers represent Sellers
Property absolutely sells to highest bidder on auction day without minimum or reserve bid!
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Groundhogs aren't much good
at measuring winter's length
jokes, David Graper, Extension
Horticulture Specialist and Direc-
tor of McCrory Gardens.
"I don't know what the Dakota
groundhogs saw back on Feb. 2,
but it still looks a lot like winter
around here. In fact, I don't think
the groundhogs we have here at
McCrory Gardens even bothered
to get out of bed and take a look.
They just know that we will have
at least six more weeks of winter
and then some," Graper said.
"But, for gardeners, once we hit
March we just can't help but
think of spring and the upcoming
gardening season."
Until warmer weather arrives,
Graper says that many South
Dakota gardeners bide their time
by studying garden catalogs and
many have already ordered some,
if not all of their seed for the com-
ing growing season.
"We have been busy planting
here at the greenhouse at SDSU
with over 120 different varieties
already planted. Most of these are
either perennial plants or annu-
als that take a long time to grow
large enough to be transplanted
to the garden in the spring. All of
the annuals that grow quickly are
still waiting in the freezer until it
is their turn to get planted," he
Graper adds that some home
gardeners like to try to grow their
own seedlings too.
"But before you get started,
there are some things that you
should keep in mind, such as
when to sow certain kinds of
seeds, how to plant them and
where they can get enough light
to grow. That being said, here are
some tips for you to keep in mind
if you want to start your own
seeds," Graper said.
Read on for Graper's spring
planting tips.
First of all, gardeners will need
to order or purchase seeds for the
plants they want to start fairly
soon. It is not uncommon for pop-
ular varieties to get sold out. Seed
is often available locally at area
garden centers, hardware stores,
discount outlet stores etc. but the
selection will likely be limited. In
most cases, getting the typical
packet size will give gardeners
plenty of seeds for a typical fam-
ily's needs.
Next, he reminds gardeners to
get their seeding supplies, which
include seeding flats or pots and
a good seedling potting mix.
Gardeners can start seed in an
ordinary flower pot but they will
typically have better results if
they can spread the seed out more
thinly in a larger flat or con-
tainer. I recommend using a seed
starting or propagation mix to
germinate your seeds. Most of
these are composed of peat moss
and vermiculite, and maybe some
perlite. They are light weight and
have excellent water holding ca-
If a gardener chooses to use a
flat, they can make little rows in
the flat to sow their seed or just
scatter it across the top of the flat.
The more spread out the seeds,
the better they will grow. And,
make it easier to transplant them
to cell packs later. If a gardener is
not planning to grow a lot of dif-
ferent seeds or are limited in
space, they can buy cell packs and
direct sow right into the individ-
ual cells.
Another option is to use peat
pellets or peat pots. The peat pel-
lets are particularly fun for kids
because when you place them in
warm water they puff up and ex-
pand in a matter of minutes.
Then, just plant a couple seeds in
each one.
Once you have the seed spread
out in the pot or flat, it is a good
idea to sprinkle a little media
over the seed, maybe ¼" deep.
This will help to keep the seed
moist during the germination
process. After you have that done
you need to thoroughly soak the
growing media. The best way to
do this is to fill a pan with warm
water and set the pot or flat in it
to allow the water to be absorbed
through the bottom of the pot or
flat. Let the flats or pots sit in the
water until the surface of the
media looks wet. Alternatively,
gardeners can use a small sprin-
kling can to water from above but
they must be careful to not wash
the seed into a pile in the pot or
Watering tips
Once the seeds are planted,
gardeners need to keep the media
and seed moist until the seed ger-
minates and comes up. They can
do this by putting individual pots
into a small plastic bag to keep
the humidity high or they can get
planting flats that come with a
plastic dome that fits over the flat
to keep it from drying out.
If the media gets too dry dur-
ing germination, the germinating
seed may die. It is important to
place your pots or flats of seeds in
a warm spot to germinate. Some
place that is about 70 to 75°F
works well. While many people
will grow their seedlings on a
windowsill, it might be too chilly
to get the seed to germinate well.
Plenty of light
Once gardeners see the
seedlings coming up, open the bag
or partially remove the dome to
start getting the little seedlings
used to dryer air. After a couple
days, completely remove the cov-
ering. Now light becomes the
most important issue because the
young seedlings will grow tall and
spindly if they don't get enough
light. A sunny south or west win-
dow will be good, or gardeners
can use artificial light, usually
fluorescent works well. Keep in
mind that most vegetables will be
growing in full sun in their gar-
den so they need pretty high light
to develop nice stocky seedlings
that will transplant well later.
Simple, fluorescent shop lights
fitted with two tubes will work
well and are inexpensive.
Each four-foot shop light will
provide enough light for four typ-
ical flats of seedlings, placed end
to end about 6" below the lights.
Gardeners can hook the shop
light up to a timer so that it will
automatically get turned on and
off each day. Plan to give
seedlings about 16 to 18 hours of
light each day.
Young seedlings need fertil-
izer. Many propagating mixes
come with some slow release fer-
tilizer already mixed into the
media, so be sure to check chosen
media before starting fertilizing.
Purchase some water soluble fer-
tilizer and start by applying it at
about half-strength roughly once
a week. Use a small watering can,
or a gardener can use the soak
method, and water from below
while the seedlings are still small
enough that they don't wash
them out.
Once the seedlings get their
second true leaf, then the rate can
gradually increase. Be careful
and don't overdo it, as young
seedlings can be very sensitive to
fertilizer. Gardeners can also use
an organic fertilizer, like fish
emulsion. These are much less
likely to cause fertilizer burn,
however, using this stuff can be a
stinky job - think of that dead
carp you came across on the shore
of your local lake and you will get
the idea. If the seedlings are close
to living quarters, like on the win-
dow sill by the kitchen table, gar-
deners might want to move them
somewhere else or avoid this type
of fertilizer.
Transplanting from flat to
cell pack
If seeds were started in a pot or
open flat, gardeners should prob-
ably transplant the seedlings into
cell packs or peat pots. The ad-
vantage of using the peat pots is
that you can plant the whole pot
in the ground and avoid some
transplant shock that can occur if
you use plastic cell packs.
Wait until the seedlings get
large enough to handle, usually
after they get about three or four
true leaves. Remember, that
when most seedlings first emerge,
they will have two little cotyle-
Continued on next page
Starting plants for spring
David Graper, Extension Horticulture Specialist and Director of McCrory Gardens
March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
2721.4 +/- Acres of Pasture and Hayland
For Sale at Absolute Auction
Property Location: Corson & Perkins County, S.D.
Owner: Estate of Judith Buer; Connie Ellison, John Buer & Shawn Buer
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. MDT
Dakota Lodge – Lemmon, S.D.
Property Details:
Tract 1: 960 +/-Acres
Legal Description – N1/2 NW1/4, SW1/4 NW1/4,
NW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 18-19N-17E. All of Section
12; NE1/4 of Section 13-19N-16E (Perkins County,
Land Use – 674.6 acres of pasture and 285.4 acres of
hay land & improved pasture with water
provided by well, pipeline, and dams.
Location – Twenty four miles south of Lemmon, SD.
Three miles east of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – None 2012 RE Taxes: $1913.48
Tract 3: 160 +/-Acres
Legal Description – SW1/4 of Section 27-15N-17E
(Perkins County, SD)
Land Use – 160 acres of pasture.
Location – Twenty three miles north of Faith, SD.
Six miles east of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – None.
2012 RE Taxes: $190.84
Tract 2: 1280 +/-Acres
Legal Description – SW1/4 of Section 17; E1/2 of Section 18;
E 1/2 of Section 19; W1/2 of Section 20; NW1/4 of Section
29-18N-17E (Perkins County, SD)
Land Use – 689 acres of pasture and 591 acres of hay land
& improved pasture with water
provided by well, creeks, and dams.
Location – Thirty five miles south of Lemmon, SD. Eight
miles southeast of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – Older dwelling, two barns, three grain bins,
and corrals. 2012 RE Taxes: $2542.92
Tract 4: 321.4 +/-Acres
Legal Description – Lots 1-2-3-4, S1/2 N1/2 of Section 3-18N-
18E (Corson County, SD) Land Use – 220.4 acres of hay land
and 101 acres of pasture with water provided by well and
Location – Forty two miles southeast of Lemmon, SD. Twelve
miles southeast of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – Building site with older outbuildings and
2012 RE Taxes: $693.62 Grazing permit to qualified buyer.
Terms & Conditions: Tracts 1 through 4 will be sold at absolute auction. Successful bidder (s) will deposit 10% non-refundable
earnest money on auction day, with the balance due at closing. Property will be offered in four tracts. Closing to be held on or before
April 30, 2013. Seller will retain all owned mineral rights including coal, scoria, gravel, clay and all aggregate on or under
the surface. Property sold without buyer contingencies of any kind. Buyers should have financial arrangements secured
prior to bidding. 2012 Real Estate Taxes to be paid by seller with the 2013 Real Estate Taxes to
be prorated to the date of closing. Possession gives as follows: Immediate possession at
closing. Title will transfer on the Perkins County property by title insurance and the Corson
County property transferred by up-to-date abstracts and by either a personal representative or
individual warranty deed. Title insurance cost will be split 50/50 between buyer and seller. Property sold by legal description only.
Descriptions and information are from sources deemed reliable although neither the seller or Auctioneer-Broker are making any
guarantees or warranties, actual or implied. Buyers should inspect property to the extent deemed necessary and use your own judg-
ment when bidding. Auctioneers-Broker are representing the seller interests in this transaction.
Announcements made at auction take precedence over any printed material or prior representation.
Offered By: Sagebrush Realty Lemmon, SD (701) 220-0778
Wayne Weishaar – Salesperson (701) 376-3109 • Sarah Weishaar – Salesperson (701) 376-3582

Continued from previous
dons or seed leaves. The true
leaves start growing after that.
Regular potting soil can be used
in the cell packs or peat pots if de-
If the gardener has a little
plant stake or pot label, use this
to "dig" out each seedling and
make a hole in each cell of the cell
pack or peat pot for it to grow on.
Press the media down a little to
firm it around the little seedling.
Once transplanting is done, give
them a good watering with a wa-
tering can to further settle the
media around each plant. Place
them back in the sunny window
or under the lights to continue
Timing is important for little
seedlings. Often people get a little
too anxious to get planting and
start tomatoes in early March
and later find out that the
seedlings are too tall and spindly
by the time they need to be trans-
planted to the garden. In general,
gardeners are better off starting
a couple weeks late as opposed to
starting a month too early.
Start by figuring out when the
garden is typically planted, keep-
ing in mind the last spring frost
in the area. Gardeners must also
keep in mind that some vegeta-
bles can take cooler tempera-
tures, known as cool season crops,
while other vegetables will not
tolerate temperatures close to
freezing, thus needing to be
planted later after the weather
and soil has warmed up. Here is
a little guide to use in deciding
when to start seeds.
In early March, or 10-11 weeks
before planting outside, plant
broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,
onions, coleus, petunias, rud-
beckia, snapdragons, and vinca.
In mid-March, or 9 weeks before
planting outside, plant peppers,
eggplant, dianthus, ornamental
peppers, salvia, and sweet
In early April, or 6 to 7 weeks
before planting outside, plant
tomatoes, calendula, celosia,
marigolds, basil, ornamental
kale, and portulaca.
In mid-April, or 3 to 4 weeks
before planting outside, you can
plant cosmos, sweet peas and zin-
In late April you can plant
some warm-season vining crops
such as watermelon, pumpkins,
and squash in peat pots or peat
Keep checking the seedlings
regularly, especially once they get
a little bigger as they can dry out
more quickly and get stressed or
even die. Let the media dry out
some before watering, but then
water thoroughly. If using grow-
lights, gardeners may have to
move them up a little as the
seedlings grow, but try to keep
the bulbs about 6" above the
plants to help them grow healthy
and robust.
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Page 16 • March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS
Proceedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on March 5, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. in the
Community Room of the Community
Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting
to order, Brown called roll call, and
Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Alle-
Council members present: Riley, In-
ghram, Nolan, Spencer, Lightfield, and
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Tim Bernstein and Clay Bern-
stein, Shyla and Teagan Engel, Rusty,
Julie and Lane Foster, Colt Haines, Jeff
Brown, Eric Bogue, and Sandy Ras-
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve the agenda remov-
ing item #6. Motion carried.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the minutes of
the February 20 & February 25, 2013
meeting with the following correction to
February 25th:
Under “Motel Room and Meals for
Meade County Deputy” Change the first
sentence to read as follows:
At an earlier meeting, it was dis-
cussed in executive session that the
Meade County Deputy is going to come
to Faith while Arlen Frankfurth is on sick
leave after knee surgery and that the
Council agreed to pay for his motel room
and meals when he stays and the Coun-
cil forgot to come out of executive ses-
sion and make that motion.
Motion carried.
The following claims were presented
and read:
Aflac, Cancer & Accident Insurance –
$997.52; Avesis Third Party Administra-
tors, Inc., Vision Insurance – $126.38;
Branding Iron Inn, LLC, Meals for John
Rhoden – $62.70; Butler Insurance,
Gang Mowers – $18.00; City of Faith,
Utilities – $12,219.50; CWD Aberdeen,
Supplies – $371.95; Dakota Business
Center, Quarterly Maintenance –
$171.24; Delage Landen Fin. Service,
Copier Lease – $44.46; Dept of Rev-
enue, Laboratory Services – $13.00;
Faith Fitness Center, Full Time Employ-
ees Membership – $50.00; Faith Lumber
Company, Supplies – $1,668.11; Heart-
land Waste Management, Hauling
Garbage & Dumpsters – $4,105.00; Hill-
yard, Mats – $1,776.80; Jerome Bever-
age, Inc., Beer – $4,749.05; Johnson
Western Wholesale, Liquor – $2,292.81;
Northwest Beverage Inc., Beer –
$9,059.75; Pressure Services, Inc., Sup-
plies – $71.67; Reliable, Library Sup-
plies – $92.97; S&S Roadrunner Sales
Co., Misc – $328.10; SD Retirement
System, Retirement Plan – $3,779.38;
Schwan's, Misc – $249.67; Sodak Dis-
tributing Company, Liquor – $2,160.43;
Sysco-North Dakota, Inc., Supplies –
$286.26; THINK Toner, Toner – $69.79;
Tri County Water, Water – $4,954.20;
Verizon Wireless, Ambulance & Police
Cell Phones – $234.13; Visa, Gasoline,
Supplies, Lodging – $797.67; Farmers
State Bank, SS & Withholding –
$3,141.41; Farmers State Bank, SS &
Withholding – $867.03; Express Com-
munications, Intra/Inter Access –
$1,638.55; Dept of Revenue; Drivers Li-
censing – $195.00; Companion Life,
Dental Insurance – $569.74; Wellmark
BlueCross & Blue Shield, Health Insur-
ance – $8,027.83; Farmers State Bank,
Extra Statement-March – $3.00; Farm-
ers State Bank, Collection Fees –
$104.08; void Check #54500 for Over-
head Door Co. – Void.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve all claims as pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
First Reading of Ordinance No. 303:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Spencer to approve the first reading
of Ordinance No. 303: Cable Franchise.
Roll call vote – all yes votes. Motion car-
First Reading of Ordinance No. 304:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Spencer to approve the first reading
of Ordinance No. 304: Temporary Liquor
License. Roll call vote – all yes
votes. Motion carried.
First Reading of Ordinance No. 305:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Spencer to approve the first reading
of Ordinance No. 305: Temporary Liquor
License. Roll call vote – all yes
votes. Motion carried.
Executive Session – Legal:
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Nolan to retire into executive session
to discuss legal at 5:50 P.M. Motion car-
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 6:50 P.M.
Council discussed various options to
address potential problems from ex-
pected development pressure coming
from the expected pipeline working
crews – no action taken.
Position at Faith Information Center:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to advertise for the Faith Infor-
mation Receptionist for 30 hours a week
open Monday through Friday 9am to 3
pm and wage depending on experi-
ence. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Approve Appraisers and Advertise
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Riley to appoint Zane King, Brian
Berglund and David Kilby as appraisers
for the mowers and advertise. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
District 10 Meeting:
The District 10 Meeting will be held in
Lead this year. Council needs to let the
office know who is going before April
Approve Election Clerks:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve Kathy Schuch-
hardt, Sonja Gebhart and Jen Medrud as
Election Clerks at the $125 a day that
was approved at the March 21, 2011
meeting. Motion carried.
Advertise for Pool Help:
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to advertise for pool
help. Motion carried.
Purchase of Equipment for
Fiber Installation:
An ethernet connection is needed
which can go over fiber or copper. If
going over copper the equipment will
soon be outdated so is suggested to go
with fiber which will cost us to have in-
stalled. Spencer made a motion, sec-
onded by Nolan to allow the purchase of
equipment for the fiber that needs to be
installed. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Executive Session:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to retire into executive session
at 7:38 PM to discuss personnel and
Mayor Haines was asked to leave the
room. Motion carried.
President Inghram declared the
Council out of executive session at 8:20
PM. Motion carried.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to adjourn. Motion carried.
Glen Haines, Mayor
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published March 20, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $64.64
2013 5:45 p.m., Isabel, SD
1 The regular meeting of the North-
west Area Schools Educational Cooper-
ative Governing Board was held March
6, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at Northwest Area
PRESENT: Nathan Grueb, Sandy
Baumberger, Dan Beckman, AJ Lind-
skov, Chuck Maxon, Director Cris
Owens, Business Manager Monica
Mayer and Superintendent Quinn Lenk
ABSENT: Wilfred Jones and Scott
2 Approve Agenda: On a motion from
Grueb and seconded by Lindskov the
agenda was approved.
3 MINUTES: Minutes of the last
meeting, February 6, 2013, were ap-
proved on a motion by Beckman and
seconded by Maxon. Motion carried.
Lindskov seconded by Beckman to ac-
cept and approve the Financial Report
for February 2013, a copy of which is
made a part of these minutes as Attach-
ment “A”. Motion Carried.
5 BILLS: Motion by Beckman and
seconded by Grueb to approve the Edu-
cational Cooperative bills for payment as
presented, a copy of which is made a
part of these minutes as Attachment “B”.
Motion carried.
6 First Reading of Cooperative
Agreement, Article 5, Purchased Serv-
ices, 5.3.3 The first reading of the new
Bylaw to the Cooperative Agreement
was held. There was discussion follow-
ing the reading. The corrections that
were discussed will be presented at the
next meeting for the second reading.
7 FY2014 Special Education Serv-
ices and Enrollment: We are gathering
information regarding the services re-
quested for next year.
8 Approve OT/PT Contract: Chil-
dren’s Therapy Service will be providing
the OT/PT service from April 1, 2013
through June 30, 2014. On a motion by
Beckman and seconded by Lindskov the
contract was approved.
9 Executive Session: On a motion by
Grueb and seconded by Beckman the
Board entered into executive session
pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2-1 for personnel
at 6:56. Baumberger declared out at
10 Executive Session: On a motion
by Beckman and seconded by Baum-
berger the Board entered into executive
session at 7:40 pursuant so SDCL 25-2-
1 for negotiations. Baumberger declared
out at 8:15.
11 Contracts to Offer: On a motion
from Lindskov and seconded by Beck-
man the following contracts will be of-
fered: Cris Owens, Monica Mayer, Alice
Stradinger, Francis Fanning, Sandy Hoff,
Cindy Sue Pederson, Colette Enright,
Jozelle Fordyce, Katie Helms, Michele
Hill, Micki Hutchinson, and Karen Sabin
at last year’s salary, to be amended
when negotiations are completed.
12 Other: None.
13 Adjournment: Baumberger ad-
Sandy Baumberger, Chairperson
Monica Mayer, Business Manager
Published March 20, 2013 at the total
approximate cost of $115.56
CASH BALANCE 2/01/13 $295,852.40
SUB TOTAL $316,670.75
CASH BALANCE 02/28/12 $208,970.22
Attachment “A”
UNEMPLOYMENT $12,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $12,000.00
T&A IMPREST $2,791.47 $556.35 $1,717.26 $1,630.56
125 CAFETERIA PLAN $300.00 $300.00 $168.21 $431.79
TOTAL $1,717.26
NW Area Schools Multi-Dist Ed Coop
Checking Account: 1
CARDMEMEBER SERVICE.............................36.94...................CREDIT CARD
CITY OF MOBRIDGE.....................................125.00..................................RENT
FAITH INDEPENDENT...................................122.76 .............................LEGALS
GRAND RIVER CASINO..................................60.00...........................LODGING
GRUEB, NATHAN .............................................6.29..............................TRAVEL
ISABEL SUPER VALUE ...................................23.00..........................SUPPLIES
JONES, WILFRED ...........................................22.20..............................TRAVEL
LINDSKOV, AJ ...................................................2.59..............................TRAVEL
MCI ...................................................................65.63......................TELEPHONE
OWENS, CRIS .................................................21.00..............................TRAVEL
PRAIRIE VISTA INN.........................................77.00...........................LODGING
QUILL ...............................................................65.69..........................SUPPLIES
SARGENT, CHRIS .........................................302.44 ...............TRAVEL-OFFICE
T & A IMPREST FUND...................................159.20............REIMBURSEMENT
VANCE, SCOTT ..............................................18.87..............................TRAVEL
.................................................................Fund Total ...........................18,839.04
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS March 20, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 17
Meade County
Commission Meeting
(Tuesday, March 5,
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Friday, March 8, 2013
Members present
Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch,
Alan Aker, Bob Bertolotto, Galen Nieder-
Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM
1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM
Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
Presentation: B. Employee Recogni-
Bob Lehrkamp was not able to at-
tend. The recognition will be done at a
later date.
2. Routine Business
Discussion, Information: A. Opportu-
nity for Public Comment
Discussion, Information: B. Items
from Department Heads
3. Items from Commission
Discussion, Information: A. Tour -
Register of Deed's Office
Action, Discussion, Information: B.
Communiques to Commission
Action, Discussion: C. Opening in
Motion to open the first meeting day
with prayer, led by the Commission. A roll
call vote was taken.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Rausch, Aker, Bertolotto,
Nay: Heidgerken.
Action, Discussion: D. Change in
Published Commission Minutes
Motion to move the following policies
on minutes to become effective for the
March 2013 Commission meeting:
Motions which are not seconded
would be in the minutes;
Motions which are withdrawn would
not be in the minutes;
When motions are modified with the
consent of the maker and seconder, only
the modified motion will be published;
Informational agenda items where no
motion is made will not be published;
Comments from the audience will not
be published;
Commissioners cannot request that
editorial or informational statements be
read into the minutes;
Comments from other county officials
will not be published;
Veteran of the month will be pub-
Deferrals by the chair or by motion
will be published when the matter is a
hearing, reading, or decision requiring
notice to the public;
The minutes will include lists and
itemizations which are not stated in the
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker.
Nay: Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: E. Discuss
Meade levies in comparison with those
of other counties
Action, Discussion: F. Surplus and
Auction of County Owned Parcel (landfill
Motion to serve notice upon the lease
owner of our intent to terminate the lease
as the first of November 2013.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Aker, Bertolotto,
Nay: Rausch.
Action, Discussion: G. Recovery of
Past Overpayments by the County in
FICA Taxes / Salary and Technology Al-
lowance (Review Previous January De-
Motion to go back to January 11,
2011 to correct the FICA and Medicare
for the Commissioner’s tech allowance.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to break out the Commissions’
tech allowance from their regular wage,
and prepare a written document for sub-
stantial need for each Commissioner
along with a finding that the $150.00 per
month is reasonably related to the usage
and need.
Motion by, second by Aker.
Motion Carries. Yea: Heidgerken,
Aker, Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Nay: Rausch.
Action, Discussion: H. Lawsuit with
City of Sturgis
Motion to withdraw from the lawsuit
with City of Sturgis.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Fails.
Yea: Aker, Bertolotto.
Nay: Heidgerken, Rausch, Niederw-
Action, Discussion: I. Consider In-
creasing Amount Billed to Parents of In-
dividuals in Juvenile Detention
Motion to increase the amount billed
to $60.00 dollars a day to reflect the
added costs.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Substitute motion for $100.00 dollars
a day. Motion died for lack of a second.
Motion by A Aker, second NONE.
Action, Discussion: J. Executive Ses-
sion per SDCL 1-25-2 (1)
Motion to enter into Executive Ses-
sion for personnel matters.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Motion Carries. Yea: Heidgerken,
Rausch, Aker, Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: K. Adopt cost-
share proposal with State of South
Dakota for MPB control on forest service
Motion to give authority for Commis-
sioner Aker and Weed & Pest Supervisor
Nathan Jagim to draft a plan to provide
for state matching funds for Mountain
Pine Beetle Control, and to give authority
to Aker to sign the same on behalf of the
Motion by .Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
4. Items from Highway Superin-
Action: A. Piedmont Street Project
Motion to approve the Highway Su-
perintendent to enter into an agreement
with Brosz Engineering for professional
engineering services for the Piedmont
Street Project.
Motion by Aker, second by Hei-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Agreement for
County-Wide Sign Replacement Grant
Motion to enter into the Financial and
Maintenance Agreement between
Meade County and the Department of
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. Select Con-
sultant for Bridge Inspections
Motion to select Brosz Engineering to
do the 2013 Bridge Inspections for
Meade County.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: D. 2013 Asphalt
Repair Plan
Action, Discussion: E. Equipment Re-
placement Plan
5. Dinner Break @ Noon
Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break
6. Scheduled Items
Action, Discussion: A. Application for
Easement - Burditt
Motion to schedule a site visit for
March 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
7. Items from Director of Equaliza-
Action: A. Russ Ficek Requesting
Abatement of Taxes
Did not show for appointment.
8. Items from Auditor
Action, Discussion: A. Tech Al-
Action, Information: B. Auto Supple-
ment into the Emergency Management
Motion to approve the auto supple-
ment in the amount of $16,813.15 from
grant funding into the Emergency Man-
agement Budget line item 226-5-222-
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: C. Abatements
Motion to approve the following
School District, Property Owner, Par-
cel ID, Total
U461, TALLEY, BETH, 117.94
U461, MORSE, MARSHA, 58.88
CS46-1, WILLIAMS, RAND, 379.82
U461, SIMPLY SERVICE, 125.94
CS46-1, ENGEL, ANNETTE, 125.78
U461, BRUCH, JOE, 136.14
CS46-1, BLAKEMAN, FRED, 59.48
NEF461, MILLER, JEREMY, 152.60
CS46-1, BASHAW, JASON, 716.64
PFA461, FRANK N BEANS, 714.30
CS46-1, SIMPLY SERVICE, 206.40
CP461, BROWN,CHRISTY, 287.76
CS46-1, SCHWAB, DUANE, 621.30
SC514, KLOCKER, COREY, 97.84
CS46-1, SEIFERT, TERESA, 180.00
CS46-1, MAIN, WILLIAM, 310.78
BHR514, PIERCE, ETTA, 145.80
SC514, SWEENEY, TIM, 33.08
CS46-1, MADSEN, DALLAS, 660.76
DF514, VIG, ANDREW, 3,522.18
CS46-1, SWENBY, TONY, 196.26
SC514, DENIS BITTNER, 246.80
CS46-1, LEVEQUE, DIANA, 202.26
SC514, JOLLEY, JOEL, 712.00
CS46-1, DOWER, LORI, 572.32
SC514, SHAWDA, KEVIN, 496.84
CS46-1, THOMAS, WAYNE, 660.14
CS46-1, DOUGLAS, PEARL, 209.70
CS46-1, DEWEY, TOM, 207.56
BHF514, HUGHES, SUSAN, 456.32
BHF514, HARRIS, ANGELA, 176.38
CS46-1, DENCH, DAVID, 492.14
BHF514, RENZ, RANDALL, 149.70
CS46-1, ENGEL, PATRICIA, 646.38
CS46-1, O'HARA, RON, 215.18
CS46-1, OLSON, DARIN, 683.26
CS46-1, POWELL, SUSAN, 394.60
BHF514, HAUGE, KEITH, 374.58
CS46-1, ROYER, MARVIN, 304.14
HSA461, SARGENT, BRETT, 641.98
BHF514, MC NELLY, MARY, 470.34
PFA461, WHYTE, JILL, 123.38
BHF514, NEIGER, ALAN, 299.00
CS461, RUFF, JOHNATHAN, 453.34
CS461, CARNEY, EFFIE, 326.00
BHF514, UCAN, JORGE, 867.66
PFA461, GORACKE, TOM, 1,245.86
U461, ECM PARKS & REC, 793.74
THAN, 99.82
NEF514, MEIGS, JOHN, 762.12
BLU461, DUNBAR, BRADY, 563.84
U461, ECM PARKS & REC, 265.04
NUF461, CASPERS, KARA, 533.00
BHF514, RUSCITTI, MARY, 323.24
CS461, JAEGER, JOANNE, 147.24
PFA461, JOCKISCH, THAD, 124.20
PFA461, JACKSON, UNA, 56.28
CS461, KETELSON, KYLE, 1,071.70
CS461, MARVIN, JOHN, 2,019.38
BEF511, HANCOCK, DAVID, 426.92
PFA461, SONGER, RITA, 161.24
BEF511, IRELAND, LANA, 1,466.68
PFA461, WELLS, TATE, 755.00
BEF511, KREBS, JESSIE, 116.20
U-461, WEYER, MERLE, 1,175.72
BEF511, KREBS, JESSIE, 122.32
U461, RHODEN, KENNETH, 339.02
U461, KIEFFER, RANDY, 296.16
BEF511, SMITH, ELLA, 309.90
NUF461, KARP, KENNETH, 185.10
NEF511, BAKER, ALAN, 122.48
U461, KOMES, JOSHUA, 90.34
CF462, MIELKE, LADONNA, 295.78
CP1461, HAUGEN, LINDA, 568.82
U461, HEATON, PHYLLIS, 574.46
U461, FEES, DAVID, 107.96
CF462, HOSTETTER, LEXY, 426.00
CF462, KOEDAM, SAMUEL, 411.28
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: D. Abatements
for Special Assessments in the City of
Motion to approve the following spe-
cial assessment abatements for the City
of Summerset:
0C.50.12.06 in the amount of $175.00;
0C.50.12.07 in the amount of $175.00;
0C.50.12.10 in the amount of $175.00;
0C.50.12.11 in the amount of $175.00.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Information: E. County Medical Train-
ing Program
Action: F. City of Sturgis Special As-
sessment Abatement
Motion to approve the following spe-
cial assessment abatement for the City
of Sturgis: in the amount of $405.00.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: G. Firefighter's list for Work-
man Comp.
Motion to approve the firefighters list
submitted to the Auditor's Office for
worker’s comp coverage.
MUD BUTTE VFD: *Did not turn in
anything. Sent letter/called.
Bastian, Jason Radway, Cody Weyer,
Dean Andrews, Jimmy Timmons, Jeff
Long, Eric Jones, Rick Johnston, Cliff
Matt, Lyle Long Jr., Frank Timmons,
Justin Long, Robert Young, Arden
Maude, Pete Bauer, Bradley Bauer,
Brian Smith, Dick Richter, Jim Shaw,
Glen Long, Delbert Cobb, Lane Butler,
Gary Cammack, Brent Huffman,
Matthew Young, Michael Hanzlik, Jim
Hostetter, Dean Wink, Dale Young, Glen
Meyers, Glen Long, Norman Hanzlik,
Kevin Smith, Lyle Long, Mike Howie, Les
Shaw, Jim Shaw Jr., Rob Smiley, Robert
Hansen, Glen King, De King, Travis En-
right, Bill Munroe, Kelly Munroe,
Rick Lemmel, Tucker Hostetter, Dan
Wicks, Lane Cammack, John Cammack,
Robby Young, Myron Weiss, Ryan LaM-
ont, Scott Komes, Jade Hlavka, Doug
Hlavka, Allen Hockenbary, Shoun Si-
mons, Robert Jones, Ben Meyer, Buddy
Simons, Thomas Simons, Levi Rhoden,
Marlin Brink, Joe Urbaniak, Brian Olson,
Clark Arends, Dale Mahaffy, Jake Mar-
shall, Seth Rhoden, Reed Cammack,
Casey Bauer, Thane Escott, Brad An-
drews, Tyson Hewitt, Leann Hlavka, Val
Hlavka, Clint Cobb, Jesse Fees and
Marvin Remington.
BLACK HAWK VFD: Dale McMillin,
Kurt Klunder, Bob O’Grady, Dennis Mal-
low, Jenni Konda, Troy Carling, Alan
Touchen, Mac Armstrong, Margaret Car-
ling, Andrew Klunder, Andrea Peterson,
Matt O’Neill, Josh Williams, Brandon Gif-
ford, Jermiah Cronk, Chad Solaas, Ryan
Jager, Les Reindl, Rebecca Walters,
Craig Whitford, Larry Marquette, Kelsey
Chaloupka, Kyle Watson, Jarred Pulis,
Alan McMillin, Troy Konda, Matt
Williams, Doug Cox and Garrett Sharpe.
PIEDMONT VFD: Craig Baumiller,
John Berglund, Kevin Fischer, Brandon
Fogelman, Thomas Hook, Lonnie Hut-
sell, Dustin Kearney, Roy Kottwitz, Brian
Lapczynski, Robert Linneweber, Harley
Miller, Mark Nash, Craig Novotny,
Robert Puhlman, Jeff Thompson, Betsy
Van Asma, Thomas Van Asma, Mike
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Continued from previous page
Weig,Cassie Christy, Charlie Fabris,
William Hover, Megan McDougall, Den-
nis McMillin, Randy Moschell, Matt
O’Neil, Jason Schuelke, Dustin Wise-
carver, Evan Long, David Cummings,
Brandon Lester, Dale McMillin, and Josh
MENT: Chuck Vansickel, David Fees, JT
Vig, Danny Price, John Heidler, Walter
Fees, Ryan Vig, Martin Vig, John Frei,
Lance Frei, Shane Grubl, Kirk Schuelke,
Milo Vig, and Morgan Vig.
DEPARTMENT: Jason Langager, Martin
Jurisch, Clint Hammerstrom, Wayne
McPherson, Luke McPherson, Kenneth
Lee, Robbie Smith, Lynn McNenny, Cory
Levin, Walt Haley, Charles Brenner,
Gary Deering, Jeff Graham, Bethany
Haley, Terry Hammerstrom, Josh
Komes, Tim Komes, Richard Lee, Grady
Matt, Monte Reichert, Clinton Smith,
Brad Sorenson, Ross Reichert, Marty
Neiderwerder, Glenn Shummer and
Riley Kammerer.
PARTMENT: Shawn Barrows, Shane
Barrows, Todd Bartels, Zwiet Bruch, Kurt
Cruickshank, Lee Erickson, David Fis-
cher, Adam Grubl, Chris Grubl, Dan
Grubl, Erik Haivala, Scott Hymans,
Nathan Jolley, Mike Koch, Bob Kusser,
Josh Kusser, Mark Larive, Scott Lenseg-
rav, Brent Lyons, Brian Maschino, Kim
Maschino, David McCarthy, Chris Me-
land, San Monahan, Micky Montanio,
John Murphy, Tom Nelson, Brad Olson,
Shawn Peterson, Jeff Potter, Alex Raber,
Ron Roth, Bob Siedschlaw, Warren
Shaulis, Lee Stroschein, Cindy Swenby,
Tom Trigg, Pat Urbaniak, Tanner Urba-
niak, Clint Walker, Adam Weisz, and
Daniel Winters.
DEPARTMENT: Lynn Fields, Lawrence
Burke, Jim Linn, Andrew Linn, Rod An-
ders, Sam Johnston, Sheila Trask, Tom
Trask, Larry Gravatt, Janet Wilson, Dar-
lene Wulf, Myrna Smith, Jim Smith,
Philip Wilson, Patrick Wilson, John Linn,
Kenneth Wilson, Jim Wilsey, Morris Linn,
Tucky Tifft, Jack Wieser, Baxter Anders,
Al Trask and Jake Julson.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
9. Reconvene March 6 @ 10 AM /
Faith, SD
Present: Heidgerken, Rausch,
Bertolotto and Niederwerder. Absent:
10. Meade County Veteran of the
Information, Presentation: A. Mr. Ed-
mund W. Baye
Mr. Baye served in the United States
Air Force from 1956 until 1968. Mr. Baye
was part of the 305 Supply Squadron,
441st, and 3750th squadron. His career
field was a Fuels, POL. He would main-
tain, operate petroleum, missile, and al-
ternate and cryogenic facilities and
equipment. He would also perform main-
tenance on fuels handling equipment
and facilities. During the Vietnam War,
Mr. Baye was part of the company that
built and provided security to 4 miles of
pipeline. He spent a total of 3 different
tours in Vietnam. The first two were in 3-
month increments. The last tour was for
one year.
Mr. Baye has been stationed at:
• Sheppard AFB, TX for two tours
• Yokota AFB, Japan
• Bunker Hill AFB, IN
• Parks AFB, CA
He has been deployed to
• Philippines
• Okinawa, Japan
• Vietnam
After separating out of the military,
Mr. Baye went to work for the family busi-
ness with the John Deere dealership in
Phillip, SD, for 25 years. After that he
worked in the mail trucking business for
17 years in Pierre and Sioux Falls. After
he retired, they wanted to move back
West River where they loved the prairie
and the people.
Mr. Baye has been awarded the fol-
lowing medals:
• National Defense Service Medal
• Vietnam Service Medal
• Republic of Vietnam Service Medal
• Army Good Conduct Medal with 1
oak leaf cluster
• Air Force Good Conduct Medal
• Air Force Longevity Medal with one
11. Public Hearing 10 AM
Action, Discussion: A. Transfer of Re-
tail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage Applica-
tion - No Name City Campground
Motion to approve the transfer appli-
cation of Farstveet Investments, LLC for
a retail on-off sale malt beverage license
from No Name City Campground.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
12. Items from Commission Assis-
Discussion: A. SD Retirement Sys-
tem - Coroner Position
Discussion: B. 4-H Vacancy
Discussion: C. Legislative Updates
Action, Discussion: D. Executive Ses-
sion SDCL 1-25-2 (1) (4)
Motion to go into executive session
due to personnel, negotiations and legal
Motion by Rausch, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Rausch, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
13. Dinner Break
Procedural: A. Recess for Dinner
14. Scheduled Items
Discussion, Information: A. Faith
Discussion: B. Natural Resource
15. Items from Weed and Pest
Discussion: A. Prairie Dog Manage-
ment Plan
16. Consent Calendar
Action (Consent), Discussion: A.
Consent Calendar
Motion to approve items on consent
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Action (Consent), Minutes: B. Com-
mission Minutes
Approved February 5 & 6, 2013 Com-
mission minutes.
Action (Consent): C. Auditor's Ac-
count with County Treasurer
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners Meade County:
I hereby submit the following report of
my examination of the cash and cash
items in the hands of the County Treas-
urer of this County as of March 1, 2013.
Total amount of deposits in bank –
Total amount of actual cash –
Total amount of checks and drafts in
treasurer’s possession not exceeding
three days – 52,675.47
Itemized list of all items, checks and
drafts which have been In the Treas-
urer’s possession over three days:
Postage & Exp. – 646.71
CD’s & Savings – 801,710.14
Pioneer Bank – ($701,710.14)
First Interstate – ($100,000)
Farmer’s State Bank
First Interstate Bank Spec. Account –
Farmer’s State Bank – 13,049.21
First Trust – 0.00
First Interstate Bank Savings Ac-
count – 1,485,590.02
Flex Account – 29,446.43
Wells Fargo – 0.00
cc pending – 1,645.01
Insuff. Funds Checks – 2,066.12
TOTAL – 2,515,550.79
Dated this 1st day of March, 2013.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Action (Consent): D. Register of
Deed's Report
Register of Deed’s Report for the
month of February 2013 in the amount of
Action (Consent): E. Approval of
Claims for Payment
SALARIES: Commissioners –
$6955.00, Auditor – $12328.65, Treas-
urer – $22868.18, States Attorney –
$29193.51, General Gov Building –
$25306.00, Equalization – $41830.09,
Register of Deeds – $12640.23, Vet
Svc/Em Mgmt – $3879.42, HR –
$7866.34, Sheriff – $95601.27, Jail –
$68308.48, Coroner – $173.33, Fire Pro-
tection – $8063.60, County Nurse –
$4543.10, Weed and Pest – $7447.14,
Highway – $77309.57, Communica-
tions – $24777.85
$120.25, Neighbor Works – $5000.00, G
Niederwerder – $151.70, A Aker –
$74.82, First Interstate Bank – $144.09,
Faith Ind. – $672.17, SD Retailers –
$17.50, BHWG – $368.01, JJ’s Engrav-
ing – $27.00
$64.80, C Bruch – $5.92, A Cressy –
$65.54, W Estes – $50.74, S Harrison –
$57.40, E Jensen – $51.48, J Oldert –
$98.10, R Price – $101.80, L Rowley –
$67.76, P Stoffel – $64.80, C Carman –
$34.80, C Tipton – $84.78, Language
Line Svcs – $183.11, G Dillin – $61.84,
R Anderson – $64.80, R Bielefeldt –
$64.80, J Ford – $53.70, Pizza Ranch –
$32.98, G Olesen – $50.74, B Olson –
$50.74, G Scharer – $61.84, M Stief-
vater – $63.32, K Teter – $87.00, J How-
ell – $560.00, T Mutchler – $60.80, Penn
Co. Sheriff – $140.00
AUDITOR: SD Counties – $100.00,
Xerox – $236.46, Knology – $5.23,
Meade Co Treas – $10.00
TREASURER: Century Business
Leasing – $327.06, Morman Law –
$80.00, City of Faith – $233.08, Knol-
ogy – $19.13, Morman Law – $80.00,
NADA – $99.00, Rushmore Office –
COMPUTER: Verizon – $40.03, First
Interstate Bank – $1386.75, Knology –
$53.47, Holiday Inn – $404.82, City of
RC – $665.00, First Interstate Bank –
$1105.10, L Two Bulls – $141.71, J How-
ell – $22.00, Knology – $11.27, T Mutch-
ler – $42.80
Pickett – $16.46, R Haivala – $516.00
LAW LIBRARY: Lexis Nexis –
Thompson – $1203.79, Gunderson
Palmer – $919.41, J Stielow – $978.40,
J Ellingson – $1035.62, Wilde & Hunt –
$1036.82, Oswald Law – $356.00, M
Stephens – $200.00, R Hymans –
$7236.80, SDACC – $3694.87, S Chris-
tensen – $225.00
BHP&L – $12435.66, Verizon – $160.41,
MDU – $1434.76, BH Chemical –
$3528.77, Campbell Supply – $92.67,
Crum Electric – $216.20, First Interstate
Bank – $213.93, Environmental Prod –
$2028.24, Brekke Sales – $13544.00,
John Hey Co – $660.00, Johnston Hard-
ware – $32.80, Knology – $1321.01,
Knecht Home Center – $44.99, Hag-
gerty’s – $749.00, Meade Co. Treas. –
$29.95, NW Pipe Fittings – $191.12,
Sturgis Water – $1723.83
/P&Z: Maplogic Corp – $250.00, Veri-
zon – $579.76, A&B Business – $289.97,
SDN Comm. – $510.00, Qualified Pre-
sort – $4759.15, Marshall & Swift –
$5253.90, L Quam – $16.28, First Inter-
state Bank – $1213.78, A&B Business –
$289.97, T Wieczorek – $22.20, W Mc-
Carty – $17.02, Knology – $14.95, R
Mallow – $16.28, Rushmore Office –
Data – $959.85, Xerox – $825.85, Exec-
utive Mgmt – $72.00, Knology – $3.52,
Meade Co Times – $36.00, McLeod’s –
VETERAN SERVICE: First Interstate
Bank – $14.05, Knology – $10.98, Rush-
more Office – $79.00
$40.01, First Interstate Bank – $383.52,
Dakota Business Center – $136.40,
Wellmark Flex Benefits – $271.40, SD
Retailers – $7.00, Knology – $1.41,
Heds – $24.00, Rushmore Office –
SHERIFF: Verizon – $878.06, Lexis
Nexis – $162.00, Pitney Bowes Pur-
chase Power – $500.00, Pitney Bowes –
$345.75, Quill – $49.90, CenturyLink –
$85.28, Xerox – $261.57, First Interstate
Bank – $892.36, S Fischer – $850.00,
Faith Ind. – $76.01, Hersrud – $38.99,
Knology – $127.49, WABR – $988.41, M
Briscoe – $250.00, Nyacor – $192.20,
Neve’s – $431.70, Peterson Auto –
$41.05, Western Comm. – $169.00
JAIL: BH Family Practice – $411.00,
National Seminars – $298.50, Sam’s –
$37.20, Twilight First Aid – $250.20, BH
Chemical – $548.74, Bob Barker –
$967.67, County Drug – $36.78, Re-
gional Health Phys. – $138.11, Ecolab –
$105.00, US Foodservice – $7353.73,
Charm-Tex – $403.00, Shopko Phar-
macy – $271.63, Regional Home Med-
ical – $171.68, Sturgis Regional
Hospital – $59.41, RC Reg Hospital –
$200.13, Cash-Wa – $4620.93, Earth-
grains – $620.55, Knology – $7.10, Dr.
Klopfenstein – $25.38, TJ Loftus –
$172.02, Lynn’s – $2.16, Spearfish
Amb. – $50.00, Meade Co. Treas. –
$39.98, Midcontinent Comm. – $57.20,
Neve’s – $179.85, Penn Co Sheriff –
$1211.40, Rushmore Office – $69.95,
Sam’s – $69.48
wood Biotech – $645.00
CORONER: Clinical Lab – $1788.00
JDC: WSDJDC – $18675.00
Dept – $2000.00, Opal Fire – $2000.00,
Enning Fire Dept – $2000.00, Vale Fire
Dept – $2000.00, New Underwood Fire
Dept – $2000.00, Campbell Supply –
$154.42, Sturgis Fire Dept – $2000.00,
Chain Saw Center – $46.60, Aker
Woods – $1278.50, D Whitaker –
Sturgis – $275.00
ior Mgmt – $375.00, K Swanda – $15.00,
N Anderson – $15.00, M Ekeren –
$15.00, L Lewno – $297.42, Audra Mal-
comb Consulting – $891.37, Yankton Co.
Treas – $212.50, C Rehfuss – $15.00,
Shepherd Reporting – $27.50, Lewis &
Clark – $149.00, Penn Co. States Atty –
$645.00, Yankton Co. Sheriff – $25.00
Woods – $547.00, D Whitaker –
BHP&L – $184.01, Verizon – $53.47,
Motorola – $2033.00, West River Elec-
tric – $93.63, BHP&L – $24.68, Un-
painted Furniture – $175.00, KRCS –
$40.00, Meade Co. Treas. – $265.77
DOMESTIC ABUSE: Crisis Interven-
tion – $265.00
HIGHWAY: Kieffer Sanitation –
$50.14, Verizon – $53.47, Grand Elec-
tric – $236.53, SDACHS – $160.00, A&B
Welding – $92.06, Sturgis Napa –
$621.69, BHP&L – $362.12, D
Berglund – $100.00, Advanced Drug
Testing – $72.00, Campbell Supply –
$15.40, Diesel Machinery – $3300.89,
Dakota Battery – $154.14, John Deere
Financial – $3218.59, CBH – $25250.95,
Fastenal – $111.10, Ricoh – $6.12, Great
Western Tire – $113.29, Godfrey Brake –
$1282.18, Grimms – $102.95, Johnston
Hardware – $2.59, Key City Glass –
$102.00, Kimball Midwest – $379.05,
Lyle Signs – $1056.46, O’Reilly Auto –
$13.16, Light & Siren – $173.01, Midcon-
tinent Testing – $270.00, Owens –
$187.55, Industrial Supply – $838.47,
Rapid Delivery – $43.20, Servall Uni-
form – $185.70, Sheehan Mack –
$843.21, SDDOT – $88.96, E Smith –
$315.00, West River International –
$467.84, Western Comm. – $1115.50
$1573.54, Xerox – $360.68, Butte Elec-
tric – $134.21, Microsoft Corp. –
$716.00, Knology – $1.07, Meade Co.
Treas. – $184.01, Western Comm. –
COUNTY NURSE: State Treas. –
BH Works – $1000.00, NH Training –
Dakota Business Center – $66.90, Knol-
ogy – $2.94, Meade Co. Treas. –
$117.00, Rushmore Office – $7.96, Stur-
gis Chamber – $100.00
WEED & PEST: Postage by Phone –
$100.00, Verizon – $154.23, McPherson
Propane – $119.00, SD Dept of Ag –
$1200.00, Sturgis Napa – $134.22, BH
Chemical – $188.95, BHP&L – $171.04,
Campbell Supply – $20.24, Foothills
Seed – $62.50, Owens – $19.99, Servall
Uniform – $173.45
Sturgis Economic Dev – $8750.00
VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank,
matching Social Security – $32174.01,
SD Retirement System, matching retire-
ment – $28134.19, county share of
health and life insurance – $82767.22.
Action (Consent): F. Personnel Ac-
Employee, Action, Effective
Morse, M., Raise to
$4,602.67/month, 1/1/13
Tegethoff, S., 6-Month Raise to,
$3,719.67/month, 1/1/13
Cooper, M., Raise to $15.27/hour,
Olson, J., Raise to $17.62/hour,
Majzner, S., Raise to $19.98/hour,
Reimer, S., Raise to $19.40.hour,
Anderson, L., Raise to $15.98/hour,
Reichert, W., Raise to $18.54/hour,
Hostetter, J., Raise to $19.78/hour,
Droppers, T., 6-Month Raise to
$12.12/hour, 01/26/13
Chaffee, K., Raise to $6,791.33/
month, 02/1/13
Cleland, L., Raise to $13.34/hour,
Lehrkamp, R., Raise to $5,226.83/
month, 02/1/13
Jensen, T., Raise to $19.44/hour,
Frickel, S., Raise to $15.52/hour,
Masden, A., Raise to $15.52/hour,
Cooper, M., Promotion to $15.66/
hour, 01/26/13
Action: G. Wade Bahr is requesting a
setback variance for an existing garage
Continued on next page
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PH: 967-2644
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Cell: (605) 441-7465
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HOURS Mon.–Fri.:
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Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
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tire of your choice.
Serving the town of
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Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
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trust Kevin Jensen to help you
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• Septic Tank Pumping
• Portable Restrooms
• General Contracting
Continued from previous page
on Lot 2B of Lot 2 of Tract 13 of McEwen
Ranch Subdivision in the N2NW of 28-3-
Action: H. Rick Jordan has a different
preliminary/final plat of Lot 1 of Rock
Ridge Subdivision in the SWSE of 4-4-6
Action: I. Daryl & Deborah Dickson
have a preliminary plat with a water
source variance request for Lots 2A, 2B,
& 2C of Dickson Homestead Estates in
the SESW of 29-4-6
Action: J. Walter Haley has a prelim-
inary plat of Tract 1 of Annex Ranch Sub-
division in the NWNW of 21-6-10
17. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion by Rausch, second by Hei-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published March 20, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $322.29
Meade County
Special Commission
Meeting (Monday,
March 11, 2013)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Thursday, March12, 2013
Members present
Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch,
Alan Aker, Bob Bertolotto and Galen
Meeting called to order at 1:30 PM
1. Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Opening Prayer
2. Routine Business:
Action, Discussion, Information: A.
State Bids on Brushy Creek Road Bridge
Replacement Project.
Four bids were received:
Corr Construction – $667,219.50
Heavy Construction, Inc. –
RCS Construction, Inc. –
Industrial Builders, Inc. –
Motion to adopt the State recom-
mended bid of Corr Construction in the
amount of $667,219.50.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion, Information: B.
RFP Mountain Pine Beetle Marking. Re-
view and Award.
Three proposals were received as fol-
Dave Whitiker – $125.00
Johnson Tree Service – $110
Aker Woods Company – $17.76
Motion to approve the proposal sub-
mitted by Aker Woods Company for
$17.76 per coordinate.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Abstaining from the vote: Aker.
3. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published March 20, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $9.81
The City of Faith, South Dakota is of-
fering the following surplus property for
sale by sealed bid. Please contact the
City Office at 967-2261 for further infor-
mation or to make arrangements to view
the property.
Description of Property, Appraised
2 Non Working Triple Gang Mowers
Sealed bids will be accepted at the
City of Faith Finance Office, PO Box
368, Faith, SD 57626-0368, until 4:00
P.M. on April 2nd, 2013. All bids must be
clearly marked “Sealed bid for 2 Non
Working Triple Gang Mowers” on the
outside of the envelope. Bids will be
opened at the regular meeting of the
Faith City Council on April 2nd, 2013, at
7:15 P.M.
The City of Faith reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bids.
Published March 20 & 27, 2013 for a
total approximate cost of $18.82
A school land lease auction will be
held in Meade County Courthouse, in
Sturgis, SD on March 26, 2013 at 10:00
AM (MT).
A list of tracts available for lease can
be obtained at the Meade County Audi-
tor’s Office, by visiting sdpublic
lands.com, or by contacting Mike Cor-
nelison, Office of School & Public Lands,
500 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD
57501-5070 or phone (605)773-4172.
Disabled individuals needing assistance
should contact the Office of School and
Public Lands at least 48 hours in ad-
vance of the auction to make any neces-
sary arrangements.
Published February 27, March 6, 13, &
20, 2013 for a total approximate cost of
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ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise
“any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national ori-
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1st Tuesday & 3rd Wednesday
of each month
Trips to Rapid City, Sturgis & communities in between
Fares to Rapid City are $25.00
For information or a brochure call (605) 374-3189
or Call 967-2001 to arrange a ride!
TRICT, English teacher, with
coaching, opened 3-12-13, closes
3-29-13, Contact: Tim Casper,
Supt, Lake Preston School District,
300 1st St. NE.
tim.casper@k12.sd.us, 605-847-
Elk Point, SD (pop. 1,939) is seek-
ing an individual to fill the position
of City Administrator. A BA (Mas-
terís Preferred) Degree in Public
Administration, Business or re-
lated field and have three to five
years of municipal administrative
or finance experience is required.
Responsibilities include supervis-
ing and directing the activities of
all departments: Finance, Street,
Police, Planning and Zoning,
Recreation and Public Utilities in-
cluding Electric, Water, Sewer and
Garbage. Other responsibilities will
include serving as Executive Direc-
tor to the Economic Development
Corporation and Housing and Re-
development Corporation. Appli-
cants should have knowledge of
grant writing and administration.
Salary range based on experience.
Closing date is Monday, April 15,
2013. Send resume and applica-
tion to: City of Elk Point, PO Box
280, Elk Point, SD 57025. For job
description you may call (605) 356-
2141 or visit the Cityís website at
www.elkpoint.org. EOE.
HELP WANTED: Assistant Man-
ager of convenience store in Lem-
mon, SD. Will assist in the
day-to-day operations of a c-store.
Please call or send resumeí to Deb
Stoltman, 701-223-0154; P.O. Box
832, Bismarck, ND 58502. Salary
SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking a
Family and Consumer Sciences
teacher. If interested please send
a letter of application and resume
to Brian Shanks, Superintendent
Box 578 Elk Point, SD 57025 we
will also accept electronic materials
at Brian.Shanks@k12.sd.us.
manager sought by multi-store
John Deere dealership operation.
Position currently open at C&B
Operations, LLC, a 22 store John
Deere dealership group headquar-
tered out of Gettysburg, SD. Appli-
cants should possess the ability to
manage parts inventory over mul-
tiple stores, lead parts sales team
marketing efforts, create and
achieve budgets in a growth ori-
ented dealership. We offer progres-
sive marketing plans, competitive
pay, full benefit package, including
bonus plan. Please send resume to
Mark Buchholz,
or call Mark 605-769-2030.
CARE is accepting applications for
Director of Nursing. Must be li-
censed as a Registered Nurse in
South Dakota. Previous supervi-
sory/management experience in
long term care preferred. Excellent
benefits; salary based on experi-
ence. Please contact Veronica
Schmidt (605) 673-2229 ext. 109
or Joey Carlson at (605) 673-2229
ext. 110 for more information. Ap-
plications may be submitted on-
line at www.regionalhealth.com.
rent in Highmore, SD, includes of-
fice, conference room, reception
area, kitchenette. Owner pays util-
ities, front/rear parking. Jan Hark-
less, 605-852-3131.
Black Angus & F1 two-year-old
heifer pairs; 20 with Charolais X
calves. Philip Livestock Auction,
April 2, 2013. 605-488-0360, 605-
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders rep-
resenting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672,
Craig Connell, 605-264-5650,
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for
Buying or Selling / Relocating or
Investing. Specializing in Farmland
/ Ranches / Recreational Proper-
ties. Dakota Properties, Participat-
ing with Cabelaís Trophy
Properties. Contact: Mike Kon-
stant, (605) 641-0094, (866) 914-
SALE! Early bird spring discounts!
Save up to 40% off on machinery
storage and shops. Limited Offer!
Call Jim, 1-888-782-7040.
FOR SALE: 2-1066 IH tractors,
2-560 tractors 1 with loader. Call
605-967-2290. F28-1tp
FOR SALE: Several nice used
refrigerators. All come with war-
ranties. Del's, I-90 Exit 63, Box
Elder. 390-9810. F27-2tp
TRICT is accepting applications
for part-time Computers/Health.
Applications can be accessed on
the school website, at the school
office or by calling 967-2152.
Completed applications can be
sent to: Elsie Baye, Superintend-
ent; PO Box 619, Faith, SD
576262. Closing date April 4,
2013. F28-3tc
cepting applications for a sea-
sonal/part time position for a
receptionist at the Faith Infor-
mation Center. To pick up appli-
cations, please contact the City of
Faith, P.O. Box  368, Faith, SD
57626 605-967-2261. Applica-
tions need to be turned in by
March 27th. F27-2tc
City of Faith is accepting appli-
cations for swimming pool per-
sonnel, including manager,
lifeguards and ticket takers for
the 2013 summer season. Also
looking for water safety instruc-
tor for swimming lessons. Appli-
cations can be picked up a the
City finance Office between the
hours of 7:30 AM–4 PM. Applica-
tions will close at 4 PM on March
27, 2013. EOE. F27-2tc
TRICT is accepting applications
for full-time Food Service Direc-
tor. Applications can be accessed
on the school website, at the
school office or by calling 967-
2152. Completed applications can
be sent to: Elsie Baye, Superin-
tendent; PO Box 619, Faith, SD
576262. Position is open until
filled. F28-3tc
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: MetroPlains
management, LLC 1-800-244-
2826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal
Opportunity Housing F5-tfc
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2 miles
south of Maurine, 605-748-2473
Merle Vig. F2-tfc
City Park, Saturday, March 30th
10 AM. Kids 0-12 yrs. Sponsored
by Top Hand 4-H Club. F2-tfc
Barbara and the family of
Vivan Lyon wish to express their
deepest thanks and gratitude to
the staff of Five Counties Nursing
Home, his doctors and nurses, all
the family and friends that vis-
ited Vivan and provided support
during this difficult time. Special
thanks to Chaplain David Peter-
son for his visits and kind words,
the Calvary Lutheran Church
and ladies that made and served
the refreshments after the serv-
Thank you for the many hugs,
floral and plant arrangements,
cards, memorials and the flowers
from the LHS Class of ‘61.
Your thoughtfulness will not
be forgotten.