Volume 30 Number 41 March 28, 2013

Includes Tax


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

Bison Courier

Signs of Spring

Who’s on the road? Distracted drivers
Texting and talking on your cell phone can turn your harmless drive into a nightmare…not only for you but for everyone you encounter on the road. How many times have you seen someone more engaged with their 4 ounce cell phone than their 4,000 pound vehicle? One time is TOO many times if you think about these facts: •80 % of crashes and 65 % of near crashes involved driver inattention within 3 seconds of the incident. •57 % (though I think the number is a lot higher) admit they text and drive. •Almost 90 % of American adults think texting while driving is distracting, dangerous and should be against the law! “We’re now in a mobile society,” says attorney Howard Ankin. “Everyone wants to use their phone while driving and…not be unproductive. Most people think the people who get in accidents while using a cell phone is the other guy, not them!” The key to keeping our roadways safe for everyone is education. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows the risk of a crash is 23.2 times higher if you are driving distracted. PUT the phone DOWN! It can wait! Don’t drive distracted…we don’t want you to be the next distracted driving statistic!

Dakota Prairie Helping Hands Radio-athon held March 16th
By Nancy Skretteberg (volunteer) People once again dug deep into their pockets to offer financial support for Dakota Prairie Helping Hands during their annual radioathon held on Saturday, March 16th. DPHH is in the people business, perhaps offering assurance by making a telephone call to a shut-in or loaning a piece of medical equipment to a surgical patient. Helping people to help themselves is their business! Dakota Prairie Helping Hands is a not-for-profit volunteer organization created for the purpose of providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support for individuals and their families in the comfort of their home, assisted living, or nursing home. They serve those who are sick, recovering, dying, lonely, confined, or in need of assistance, making it easier for them to stay in their home, serving the areas of and around Lemmon, Hettinger, Prairie City, Bison, Scranton, and Reeder. DPHH Director Laurie Wickstrom quickly notes, “No one is refused service!” DPHH keeps an inventory of walkers, wheelchairs, canes, crutches, commodes, shower stools, toilet risers, to mention a few, loaned NO COST to you! Trained volunteers are available to provide visitation and telephone support, transportation to appointments, assistance with errands, respite care, educational materials, and support during bereavement. They are always in need of volunteers, so if you have a little free time and like to help others, consider volunteering for DPHH. Give Laurie a call at 701567-4975 if you are in need of services, interested in becoming a volunteer, or simply have a question regarding the program. Dakota Prairie Helping Hands is a 501-C-3 organization that relies solely on donations, memorials, grants, and various fundraisers as their funding source. All donations are tax exempt. Donations can be mailed to DPHH, Box 65, Hettinger, ND 58639.

April 1st deadline for property tax assessment freeze program
Elderly and disabled South Dakotans have until April 1st to apply for property tax relief under South Dakota’s Assessment Freeze for the Elderly and Disabled Program. Under the program, for tax purposes, the homeowner’s property assessment is prevented from increasing. If the actual value of the home increases, the homeowner still pays property taxes on the former (lower) value. To be eligible for the Assessment Freeze for the Elderly and Disabled Program, individuals must meet the following qualifications: · Have incomes of less than $26,020.21 for a single-member household (only one individual in the household) or less than $32,525.26 for a multiple-member household · Have owned or retained a life estate in a single-family dwelling, in fee or by contract to purchase, for at least one year and have been a resident of South Dakota for at least one year · Have resided for at least 200 days of the previous calendar year in the single-family dwelling · Be 65 years of age or older OR disabled (as defined by the Social Security Act). Un-remarried widow/widowers of those who were previously qualified may still qualify in some circumstances. The valuation limit for the program is $178,607.61 or more of full and true value, meaning that property valued above those limits is not eligible unless the applicant has previously qualified. Deadline to apply for the program is April 1, 2013, and applications must be submitted to the county treasurer. Applications are available from local county treasurers’ offices or by contacting the Department of Revenue, Property and Special Taxes Division in Pierre at 605-773-3139 or 1-800829-9188 (press “2” for the Property and Special Taxes Division). Additional information and the online application are available at http://www.state.sd.us/drr2/propspectax/property/relief.htm (see “Assessment Freeze for Elderly and Disabled” with the online application located in the “to apply” area).

Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon to Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for

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BHS seniors and parents please email or drop off a senior picture for the graduation page in the Bison Courier. courier@sdplains.com Thank You

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SDDOT launches 511 traveler information app
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has released a traveler information app for smart phones using the Android operating system and plans to do the same later for iPhones. The South Dakota 511 mobile application provides the same information as SDDOT’s popular SafeTravelUSA website, but in a compatible format with mobile phones. Current information on road conditions, highway closures, travel advisories, construction projects, and incidents affecting travel is available on all interstate, U.S., and state highways. As users move through the highway network, the app displays their locations on the state map. The map also indicates the location of SDDOT’s roadside cameras and allows users to view the camera images. The South Dakota Department of Transportation also maintains a Twitter feed that is accessible through the mobile application's main menu. In addition, the mobile app links surrounding states' mobile applications and websites. The app is free. Users can download it from the Google Play app store by searching for “SDDOT 511”, directly accessing the app at https://play.google.com/store/searc h?q=SDDOT+511&c=apps or by scanning the QR code below. SDDOT will release the South Dakota 511 app for iPhone devices later this year, in advance of the next winter season.


Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome. Please note: Due to a church event, there will be no meeting on Thursday, March 28th. Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. 0-3 yr olds West Courthouse Lawn 4-5 yr olds East Courthouse Lawn 6-8 yr olds City Park 9-12 yr olds Lions Club Park In case of inclement weather, it will be held on Main Street.
Christ Lutheran Church will have 8 a.m. Easter Sunday service followed by brunch.




Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, According to the article in the newspaper the Perkins County Commission is proposing to write, no, to have the Black Hills Council of Local Governments write, a Comprehensive Plan for Perkins County at tax payer expense. There is no mention of the fact that a local group, Western Plains Action Group, a chapter of Dakota Rural Action, had submitted a proposed plan to the Commission and the BH Council as long ago as October 4, 2012 at no cost to the tax payer. It is disturbing that the Commission can dismiss this document out of hand and seem to act as though the Comprehensive Plan is a new idea for Perkins County and they must write one from scratch. It is also disturbing that a Special Meeting of the Commission has been set for April 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the writing of a Plan with Mr. Emerson of the Black Hills Council of Local Governments. WPAG spent over two years researching, writing and rewriting the Plan that was submitted to the Commission in October 2012. The Plan was patterned after current plans that are in effect in areas of western South Dakota. I personally spoke with Blaise Emerson at the public meeting held by the County Commission in September of 2012. I told him we had a proposed plan almost ready to go but it still needed a few minor revisions after which we would submit a copy to him (submitted on Oct. 4, 2012). Mr. Emerson commented to me that evening that he would welcome a document that had been developed in the local community and it made no sense to “reinvent the wheel”. Some of us that worked on the Plan that has been submitted were also involved in the development of an “Interim Plan” in the 1990’s, which the Commission did adopt and was in effect for two years. However, probably through oversight, that Plan was not implemented after the two year interim. Had that Plan been formally continued we would not be in this rush to get a Plan in place before the possibility of North Dakota oil patch waste being dumped in Perkins County. The purpose and goal of the Plan that was submitted in Oct. by WPAG is to protect the land and livelihood of the citizens of Perkins County, to put in place committees that would be able to review developments such as man camps and waste dumps before they are in your backyard. As of 10:30 a.m. MDT on Monday, March 25, the Bison Courier had no notice to publish announcing the Special Meeting on April 2, 2013. If you have concerns, be there April 2nd. A copy of the Plan submitted by WPAG is available electronically, if you would like it e-mailed to you call one of the following numbers, leave a message and your e-mail address: 8664426, 244-5402, 244-5475. Sincerely, /s/Karen Englehart Karen Englehart

Grace Baptist and First Presbyterian Congregation, of Bison, will worship together on Easter Sunday morning at 8 a.m., at the First Presbyterian church. A musical cantata “Behold the Lamb” will be presented. Following worship breakfast will be served. The community is invited to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection with us! The Bison Public Library will have a storytime on April 5th and 19th at 10:30 a.m..

Prom is Saturday, April 6th everyone is invited to attend Grand March at 8 p.m.

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The Prairie Doc Perspective
Wheelchair discrimination
By Richard P. Holm MD Several weeks ago I had the honor of helping a close friend of mine, who sometimes requires a wheelchair, to tour around a historic town viewing the wonderful sites, and enjoying museums of art and of history. It was an enlightening experience for me. Prior to this, I had been only vaguely aware of how public bathrooms had changed to make one stall wider, and how curbs had been cut down, which I had noticed made it is easier for kids on tricycles. Pushing him around in a wheelchair, I noted every curb with and without a disability entrance. I noticed every building with steps and no elevator. I noticed every home that had no way for a wheelchair bound person to easily enter. Too often the doors were very narrow, the hallways un-maneuverable, the sidewalks too cracked or bumpy. More than once we were stopped dead in our tracks as the wheels caught in crack or rut, which would just about thrust my friend out of the wheelchair, and onto the ground. Up to this time I truly hadn’t recognized the extent that we, as a society, discriminate against people with mobility problems. Before this, I was dimly aware of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and I remember how business people complained, as they felt burdened with this law. Now I more fully realize its value. The law expects public places to make services accessible to those who are disabled by mobility, hearing, sight, or whatever and requires it if federal money is involved. Think about it, you and I are just one small accident away from paralysis, or a viral infection away from deafness, or a blood sugar away from being blind. Able or disabled, we need to make our world more accessible.

Garden Gate
News Flash! My Okra article prompted some comments from readers, thank you for calling! Seems the horticulture pros don’t always know what works in the country. Some gardeners indicated they have had great success growing Okra locally. Apparently Zone 4 isn’t a “no-no” for this southern veggie. Just put the seed in the ground during late May to early June and watch it grow, then enjoy the blooms, pick eat, fry, or pickle! A lot of garden writers always are encouraging us to keep a garden journal. Have any of you ever actually done that? We have thought about it often, attempted it one time and it always “falls by the way”. It is a good idea to keep notes about your gardening efforts, what works, what does not work, what you like and what you hate. But it is still a chore for

Easy Garden Journal

most of us. Here is a tip that “may” work for you. Get a large oversize spiral bound calendar with big daily squares, plenty of room for brief notes on a daily basis. At the end of the year you have a complete record of your gardening year without tedious journaling. You can easily record in the date space: •The date you sowed which seeds •When the seeds germinated •When you set the plants out /or potted them •Weather events – such as amount of rainfall, hail, frost, etc. •When and what you used for pest control •How long and successful was the pest control •When you applied fertilizer •When you began to harvest flowers or vegetables •If you want you can record the amount of produce you harvest daily •Record the amount of fruit, herbs, vegetables you preserve •What plant varieties did great

and which were a poor or failures •Notes about whether you want to plant more this and less of that There are countless notes you can briefly jot on the calendar any day you do something in the garden. Your biggest problem may be finding a calendar that will serve the purpose; but it will end up being a quick easy way to keep a garden record and worth the few bucks it may cost to get the calendar. The end result will be a “garden” to reflect upon all winter long. Use it as a workbook for planning your next garden, making decisions from your notes will help you remember what adjustments you want to make to your garden. Now is the time to find that calendar! No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. – Samuel Johnson Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener; SDSU Cooperative Extension Service

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Ranch Living with a Modern Touch Comes Alive in New Montana Book Montana Stirrups, Sage & Shenanigans. The authors in the rocks of their family's historic cattle ranch, established along the Yellowstone in the 1880s. (1965 pic) Come along on a cattle drive through the historic Brink ranch. Lay out your bedroll under a pine tree beneath the starry skies of Montana, as coyotes howl from the rimrocks, cattle graze nearby, and horses nicker softly and stamp their feet in the darkness. The spirit of the west comes alive in a unique new book, Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans:Western Ranch Life in a Forgotten Era, in stories of working cattle, horses, wildlife and western humor. In this old west epic with a modern touch, sisters Francie Brink Berg, Anne Brink Krickel and Jeanie Brink Thiessen write of ranch life through a legacy of pioneer values and traditions. In many ways it is the story of young ranching families all across the west during a time that demanded resourcefulness, hard work and courage. Dozens of events take the reader from hard times of the Depression, to fighting World War II on the home front, to embracing post-war recovery. Difficult times, yet a remarkable sense of humor prevailed and there was time for pranks, jokes and the fun of creating them.

Ranch living with a modern touch comes alive in new Montana book
But it is the personal stories that make this modern western classic a delight to readers-stunning tales of trailing cattle in a blizzard, branding, overcoming emergencies of accident and fire, anxiously watching as Nazi POWs work the fields. Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans is a social history as well, of the uncommon people of the west who practiced tolerance and respect, extended warm hospitality to strangers and knew the close ties of family and community. The authors' own mother came west by covered wagon and their father ran wild horses out of the Missouri River Breaks, both before 1910. This book speaks to readers of all ages who enjoy the west: from young people who envision themselves in the engaging scenarios to old-timers who were there and want to share with friends and families. This is a truly enjoyable book that is equally at home on the coffee table and in the library. It's filled with lively stories and attractively laid out with dozens of black-and-white images and over 260 historic photographs from the Brink family collection. Ideal for a gift book. The new 408-page volume is published by Flying Diamond Books, which produced books on the three other northern plains states: North Dakota Land of Changing Seasons and South Dakota Land of Shining Gold, both written by Francie M. Berg, and Wyoming Land of Echoing Canyons, by Beverley Elaine Brink. Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans is available in both softcover ($29.95) and hardcover ($39.95) in bookstores and gift shops, and online at www.MontanaStirrupsandSage.com. It also may be ordered from Flying Diamond Books, 402 S. 14th St., Hettinger ND 58639 (605-347-1806), info@MontanaStirrupsandSage.com. Hold onto your hats and grab the reins; these three Montana-raised women are taking you for an authentic ride into ranch life as they lived it. Reading their lively narrative, you'll know what it's really like to rescue drowning cattle from Yellowstone ice jams, butcher roadkill to help Rez friends, move cattle in blizzards. You'll see the hazards of ranch

life from overturned tractors to snakebite to wheatfield fires. You'll welcome stranded travelers, hunt deer and elk, and enjoy the bounty of a ranch garden. - Linda M. Hasselstrom, Author of No Place Like Home: Notes from a Western Life

The authors in the rocks of their family's historic cattle ranch, established along the Yellowstone in the 1880s. (1965 pic)

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Obituary Ilma Gabriel
to their ranch west of Faith in southern Perkins County, that they purchased in 1952. Frank and Ilma both lived out their lives on the ranch that they raised 4 kids and 4 grandkids on, along with beef cattle and quarter horses. Ilma was known to everyone as “Grandma.” She was a very accomplished quilt maker. Anyone who had received a homemade quilt from her knew it was something to be cherished forever. She made many quilts for wedding gifts, graduations, going away presents and church projects. She also loved working on sewing projects with her granddaughter, Carrietta. Ilma will be missed by her daughter Faye (TW) Schalesky, Faith; her 2 sons, Kent Gabriel, Scottsbluff, Neb. and Zane Gabriel, Rapid City; four grandchildren, Gail Schalesky, Cedar Rapids, Ia., Carrietta Schalesky, Brookings, Jacob Schalesky, Faith and Gail Gabriel, Belle Fourche and her 2 great-granddaughters, Victoria and Reagan. She is also survived by her sister Lois (Sam) Ash, Summerfield, Fla., sister-in-

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Ilma G. Gabriel, 90, of rural Faith, South Dakota, died on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Ilma was born on June 7, 1922, in Bayard, Nebraska, to George and Gertrude (Imus) Hanna. She grew up near Chimney Rock of Nebraska and later near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, with 6 brothers and sisters. On November 11, 1947, Ilma married Frank Allen Gabriel in Gordon, Nebraska.. They moved

law, Myra Hanna, Wheatland, Wyo. and brother-in-law, Larry Ricklefs, Denver, Colo. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank in 2005, her daughter Gail in 1987, her brothers, Elwood Hanna, Elden Hanna, Harold Hanna and Monte Hanna, a sister, Lavone Ricklefs and sister-in-law, Esther Hanna. Services were at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Zeona, with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Zeona and an education fund for her two great-granddaughters. Arrangements are entrusted to Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City. Her online guestbook is available at www.osheimschmidt.com.

Mary Elizabeth (Hall) Rankin

Mary Elizabeth (Hall) Rankin went to meet her Maker on March 6, 2013. Mary was born November 28, 1928 in Lemmon, South Dakota to Floyd C. and Marian (Groat) Hall. She attended country school in Chance, South Dakota and Lemmon High School.

She taught country school for 2 years. She and her sister, June attended Sioux Valley Nursing School where she received her R. N. degree. Mary was a nurse at Canton, S.D.; in Denver, CO; in Casper, WY; in Powell, WY; and Elementary School Nurse in the Natrona County School System in Casper, WY, for about 20 years. In retirement she nursed at Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, S.D.. She married Dudley Rankin, Jr. in 1957. Mary belonged to Resurrection of Life Fellowship Church in Canton, S.D. and Eastern Star in Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Dudley Rankin, Jr. She is survived by her two sisters: Charlotte Chaon of Canton, S.D. and June Shortridge of Houston, TX; one brother, Charles Hall of Denver, CO; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Julie Kellogg. A memorial service is planned for a future date. www.andersonandsonsfh.com

Dorothy and Kathleen Carmichael spent Saturday afternoon with Bernie Rose. Vonnie Foster spent Sunday afternoon with her mother, Bernie Rose. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Grand March in Lemmon Saturday evening. Carolyn and Jerry Petik were Friday evening callers at Jim and Kim Petik's. Carolyn Petik attended a birthday party for Arletta Lynch in Lemmon on Saturday afternoon. She also visited with Irene Young and they attended the Prom Grand March on Saturday evening

Meadow News .....By Tiss Treib

Pastors Perspective
Grace Baptist Church Pastor Phil Hahn
John 14:29 - Jesus said, "Because I live, you also will live."

New Life in Christ

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.

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This week we bring to mind the gospel, the "good news" of Jesus Christ in our celebration of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord. The apostle Paul gives us a description of the good news in I Corinithians 15:3-6 - "For what I received (the gospel), I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred..." This truly is good news! Jesus is alive! His resurrection is all about new life for you and me! According to the Bible we, too, can experience new life in Jesus Christ! He told us that He came to give us new life full and free! Are you tired of your "old" life? You can have new life in Christ because it is as easy as ABC: A. Acknowledge that you are indeed a sinner (your old life) - Romans 3:23 B. Believe that Christ died and rose from the dead (the good news) to give you new life - Romans 6:4 C. Call on the name of the Lord and you will be saved (given new life) - Romans 10:9 II Corinthians 5:17 - "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come! THANK GOD FOR THE GOOD NEWS FOUND IN JESUS CHRIST!

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.

18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens

Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.

Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby

Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.

Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.

Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter


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Bison ALC Youth groups give to Kids Against Hunger

Back Row L to R: Randy Kopren (chaperone), Jim Brockel, Heidi Kopren (chaperone), Ross Collins, Drake Butsavage, Kiana Brockel, Kimberly Peck, Eric Kahler (advisor), Beth Seidel, Darla Kahler (advisor). Middle Row: Kayley Johnson, Shelly Peck, Sydney Arneson, Brittnee Aaker, Marranda Hulm. Front Row: Lance Wolff, Chris Fisher, Matthew Johnson, Jake Kahler

The Bison ALC Youth Group and Jr. Youth Group recently raised $700 for Kids Against Hunger and packaged over 500 food packages on March 23, 2013. Each food package provides 6 meals. Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit food aid organization with the mission to significantly reduce the number of undernourished children around the corner in the Untied States and starving children around the world. The food pack-

ages are a rice and soy casserole fortified with 21 essential vitamins and minerals, 6 dehydrated vegetables, and chicken flavoring. Of the 500 bags the group packaged, 108 bags were donated to the local food pantry in Bison. The youth group would like to thank the members of Rosebud Lutheran Church, Indian Creek Lutheran Church, and American Lutheran Church for the generous donations to Kids Against Hunger.

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TR MR Upgrade 2772 ET
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Rib: 0.22 SC: 41

BW: 1.1 WW: 74 Milk: 23

YW: 112 API: 135 TI: 78

IMF: 4.05 REA: 15.53 Rib: 0.37 SC: 37

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125 ANGUS BULLS SIRED BY TC Aberdeen 759 ~ SAV Final Answer 0035 ~ S Chisum 6175 ~ Mytty In Focus ~ Sitz Upward 307R ~ Connealy Right Answer 746 Connealy Final Product ~ Kesslers Frontman R001 ~ TR Mr In Focus T776 ~ Schelske’s Amarillo 7004 ~ TR Mr Final Answer 9726 75 CHAROLAIS BULLS SIRED BY: TR Firewater 5792R ~ TR PZC Turton 0794 ~ CML Diablo 2X ~ Gerrard Montezuma 6T ~ WR Wrangler W601 50 SIM-ANGUS BULLS SIRED BY: MR NLC Upgrade U8676 ~ R & R Chamberlain X744 ~ WAGR Driver 706T ~ 3C Macho 2793 ET 50 RED ANGUS BULLS SIRED BY: Red Six Mile Sakic 832S ~ LCC Above & Beyond 1300 ~ JWEBR TC Card Shark 1015 ~ HXC Jackhammer 8800U ~ Majestic Lightning 717 SGMR

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BHS returning golf lettermen

Boomer Babble – Thoughts at large
Wrong answer
By: Jay Vanduch The man across the table waited for my answer. His steely glare, his finger poised to finish its inevitable move. Sweat dripped down my brow. The correct response would set me free; the wrong word and my day would be over. “Really, do I have to tell you now?” I asked in a shaky voice, my fear was obvious. “Yes” he snarled “Tell me now and it will be over quickly.” “OK, ah…MARLOW1972” I blurted out and waited. “No that one doesn’t work either” he said sounding like he’d rather be pushing pencils into his ears (or maybe mine). “I know, only the M and L are capitalized!” I offered. “Too late, that was our third try, now we have to wait an hour to try again.” The Cell Phone salesperson got up and poured himself another cup of coffee; he didn’t offer me one. My new “smart” phone had decided one day that I really didn’t need to be able to sync (synchronize) my work calendar on my computer with the calendar on my phone. Why should I be able to check for my next meeting on my phone, I just wasn’t that important apparently? I had stopped into the place where they had been warm and friendly when I bought the phone two months before; I was hoping that their charity would continue. To be honest, they did try and help – for hours – talking to “support” in some far-away land of digital knowledge. And, had I been able to remember the password to the on-line account for the email and calendar that I had to create 64 and a half days ago we could have been done in a short time. But, alas, since I had not bothered that password in the interim I could not remember it if my life had depended upon it. I can see the value in passwords for sites where you keep valuable data; your on-line bank account, Ebay account or airline frequent flyer miles, but sometimes it just seems that we should be able to say “I really don’t care if anyone knows this, can’t I just opt-out of the password thing?” Maybe it is just the need to memorize so many different passwords that is the pain. Full disclosure; I do try and just have a few passwords that I use, but sometimes the capital letters or numbers have to be changed to fit the requirements of the site. But I really hate it when they punish you like your third grade English teacher if you need more than three runs at remembering the correct version… Geeze, give a guy a break.

Wrangler Weishaar, Collin Palmer and Conner Palmer.

BHS returning track lettermen

Cody Buer, Seth Buer, Kayley Johnson, Michael Kopren, Ross Collins, Drake Butsavage, Ruth Burkhalter, Joshua McKinstry, Madelyn Seidel, Cole Buer. Not pictured Sydney Senn.

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Guest Columnist
The Science Behind Baby Calves
for me in school but this time of year gets me all warm and fuzzy thinking about Punnett squares. For a few month’s time when baby calves show up daily, I don’t get off the place much except to get gas, groceries, or milk, (we have a separate budget for milk, and yes there is talk in our household of investing in a milk cow to feed our son’s gallon+ a day milk-consuming habit). I’m not exposed to the world outside of our calving pasture and barn very often this time of year, so it doesn’t take much to entertain me. I get excited over seeing what every baby calf looks like especially when it has different coloring than its mother. Finding out what dominant traits show up in a calf is kind of like opening a Christmas present I asked for. I know what we’re getting but the details of each calf are a surprise. Some mornings I sense that my husband thinks I’m weird in addition to irritated when he finds me in the barn taking pictures of a new baldy or brockle-faced calf when I’m supposed to be moving the new pair to where he’s waiting for me by the gate. He’ll walk in the barn and scold me, “You can do your texting later; bring that pair out here!” Although he’ll say, “Send me that one!” (to his phone) of livestock pictures or videos he likes that I took with my iphone. The outcome of every calf is a telltale sign of which bulls courted which cow, and sometimes the calf tells us which breed of bull met our girls that weren’t one of our bulls. I’m especially fond of bald-

Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.

Calving is the one time I appreciate having suffered through high school biology class. Science and biology were never strong points

faced red or black calves but I’m also partial to brockle-faced calves because I like seeing the different patterns of colored patches on their faces. (I’m still hopeful someday we’ll get a heifer with a heart on its forehead). So far this year we’ve only had one Hereford calf, which I love to see also. You could say I’m showing some favoritism with her. It may have something to do with the kids’ first bucket calf being a Hereford. We haven’t had Hereford bulls around for several years. Every spring my interest in the science behind animal genetics is renewed. Earlier in the calving season my husband and I were getting a steady arrival of black calves. He and I speculated where all these baldy calves were that we were expecting to see out of our Hereford bulls. When you crossbreed livestock, you kind of have certain expectations. Once baldies finally started showing up we hypothesized different reasons why they arrived later than all the black calves: the Hereford bulls were too docile and got run off by the Angus bulls; they weren’t motivated or persistent, or there was some truth to Hereford calves having longer gestation period. We concurred on the last reason. Since I pay more attention to genotype possibilities biology makes a lot more sense to me now. I probably would’ve gotten a better grade had I realized back then that there’s more than one use for the tic-tac-toe grid.

Lester Longwood, John and Shirley Johnson were Monday evening guests of Al and Tiss Treib. Tiss Treib met up with Dorena Wiechmann, her monkeys and Esther Johnson Thursday afternoon in Hettinger for a brief visit. Max Smebakken was a Wednesday coffee guest of John and Shirley Johnson. John and Shirley Johnson were coffee guests of Duane and Sue Meink Saturday afternoon they also stopped to visit with LaVonne Foss and had coffee. Duane and Sue Meink and Emily Mauri were Sunday afternoon coffee guests of John and Shirley Johnson. Duane Meink visited with his mother, Helen Meink several times this week. Patsy Miller made a trip to Scranton Tuesday. Patsy Miller made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday. Christi Miller spent the weekend with Jim and Patsy Miller. Matt Miller was a Saturday supper guest and Sunday supper guest of Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim Miller attended the funeral of Bob Katus in McIntosh Saturday. Nolan and Linda Seim and family attended the Wrestling match of Spencer Dreiske in Hettinger Saturday. They then traveled to Dickinson for the afternoon. Thursday, Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger and had lunch with her brother in law, Dean Anderson. Friday, Steve Sandgren came out and had lunch with his

Rosebud News ....................................... Tiss Treib
mother, Thelma Sandgren and did a few chores. Richard Miller came out to Thelma Sandgren’s Friday and took her oxygen supplies, as she doesn’t need them anymore. Saturday, Thelma Sandgren attended the Spring Fling in Hettinger. Thelma then visited with Phyllis Sandgren and they both attended the birthday party for Albert Weaver’s 86th birthday. Thelma then visited Gladys Vliem at the Nursing home. Thelma Sandgren went to Bison

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Sunday to visit with James and Marci Sandgren and accompanied them to the Hymn Sing at the Methodist Church in Prairie City. Tuesday, Albert Keller returned to work near Newtown. Thursday, Bridget Keller and boys traveled to Burt and Patricia Keller’s near Trail City. Friday, Bridget Keller traveled to Bismarck for Guard Drill. Bridget Keller returned to Trail City Sunday, and spent the night and returned home with the boys Monday afternoon.

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2) The Annual Animal Permit may allow Animals within the city limits after meeting the following requirements: a)The person requesting a permit must own the Animals and the property on which the Animals will be located; b)The person requesting a permit must have primary residence within the city limits of Bison, South Dakota; c)From the 15th of April through the 15th of September, all manure piles or any odor causing material that is on the property from the Animals will be removed from the city limits by the 1st and 15th of every month. From the 16th of September through the 14th of April, all manure piles or any odor causing material that is left on the property from the Animals will be removed from the city limits by the 1st of every month; d)The Annual Animal Permit application must be completed by the applicant and turned into the Finance Officer of the Town of Bison. The Annual Animal Permit application can be filled out and returned to the Finance Officer at any time throughout the year. The application for the permit will be printed in the official newspaper for the Town of Bison for one week. Once the application has appeared in the official newspaper, a public hearing will be held within thirty days but no sooner than fourteen days after publication. If any property owner within the city limits of the Town of Bison objects to the issuing of the permit, the Board of Trustees for the Town of Bison shall not issue the permit. Upon approval of the permit and receiving a fee for the Annual Animal Permit at the rate of $30.00 per head of Animal, the Board of Trustees for the Town of Bison will issue the Annual Animal Permit to the applicant. If the permit is requested for the remainder of the calendar year, the permit will expire on December 31st of that year; and e)The submitted application must contain the following: 1. The legal description of the property on which the Animals will be located; 2. The area in square feet or acres on which the Animals will be located; 3. The number of head of Animals that will occupy the property; 4. The type of Animal(s) that will occupy the property; and 5. The beginning and end dates during which the Animals will occupy the property. 3) The Town of Bison has the right to revoke the permit at any time if there are any items on the permit which were not applied for on the issued permit. 4) Any person within the city limits of the town of Bison in possession of any Animal(s) or other livestock or animals without a permit is in violation of this ordinance and subject to a fine of $500.00, thirty days in jail or both. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense. 6) The only exception to this ordinance is the property of Tract A, Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13 of Township 18 North, Range 13 East of the Black Hills Meridian, Perkins County, South Dakota (Perkins County Fairgrounds). Animals shall be allowed to occupy the previously stated property without an Annual Animal Permit only under the following conditions: a) The Animals may occupy the property only within fourteen days before an organized event at the Perkins County Fairgrounds; b) The Animals may occupy the property only within fourteen days after an organized event at the Perkins County Fairgrounds; c) The Animals occupying the property will be used only for the organized events at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. PLIES/REGISTRATION, 604.15; CHAPMAN, KIRBY, OFFICIAL FEE, 180.00; CHAPMAN, SYLVIA, OFFICIAL FEE, 141.25; CROSSROADS MOTEL, ROOMS, 151.98; CROW, BONNIE, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 39.87; DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 900.24; HARMON LAW OFFICE, LEGAL SERVICES, 360.00; JACKSON, BOB, OFFICIAL FEE, 131.25; JOHNSON, JEFFREY, OFFICIAL FEE, 330.00; MATTHEWS, JOYCE, GAS, 34.01; NASH, COLLE, OFFICIAL FEE, 411.50; NASH, PENNY, OFFICIAL FEE, 356.50; NASSP, SUPPLIES, 509.19; P FLEET, GAS, 139.10; SMITH, GENE, MONTHLY BUS CONTRACT, 8,943.37; SOUTHWEST BUSINESS MACHINES, MAINTENANCE/SUPPLIES, 907.62; STOCKERT, MICHELLE, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 25.59; TOWN OF BISON, WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE, 493.26; WEST RIVER TELEPHONE, MONTHLY TELEPHONE, 329.32 TOTAL GENERAL FUND $21,829.52 BISON GRAIN CO., COAL, 3,544.70; GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, ELECTRICITY, 3,240.00; TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND $6,784.70 BISON FOOD STORE, SUPPLIES, 9.76; BISON GRAIN, GAS, 16.96; BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD, INSURANCE, 2,100.00; DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 17.30; HANDS ON HEALTH PT, SPEC ED SERVICES, 1,191.67 TOTAL SPECIAL ED FUND $3,335.69 91. Motion by Thompson, second by Beckman to accept the resignation of Beau Chapman as Head Football Coach. Motion carried. Coach for the 2013-14 season. Motion carried.


The following initiated measure was proposed by petition for submission to the voters. This initiated measure will not become effective unless approved by majority vote. Title: An Ordinance Revising Ordinance 2000-1 Nuisance Ordinance

92. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to accept resignation of Joy Worm as High School Secretary. Motion carried. SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH The interview committee will meet March 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

City Attorney Explanation: The proposed initiated measure will make it unlawful for anyone to possess any animal within the city limits of Bison, South Dakota. The proposed initiated measure creates two exception to this prohibition. One exception will be for horses but only if the owner(s) obtain an Annual Animal Permit from the Town of Bison. The second exemption is ambiguous because it refers to two different ordinances: one of these ordinances is a franchise granted to Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc and does not deal with animals; the other ordinance regulates dogs. Therefore, this proposed ordinance will ban all animals, including household pets, within the city limits of Bison with the exception of horses (with a permit) and possibly dogs. To vote use a cross (X) or check mark (√) in the square in front of "Yes" or "No." Yes A vote "Yes" will adopt the ordinance. No A vote "No" will not adopt the ordinance.

7) In the event a permit has already been issued and the resident would like to add more Animals than were issued on the original permit, the applicant must re-apply for the permit.

CONTRACT APPROVAL 93. Motion by Beckman, second by Kari to approve the contract of Jeffrey Johnson for Head Golf Coach for the 2013 season at a rate of $2,232.00 Motion carried.

8) The permit will be signed by the Board of Trustees’ Chairperson and the Finance Officer. A copy of the permit will be kept on file at the Bison Town Hall and one copy will be given to the applicant. [Published March 28 and April 4, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $131.88.]

94. Motion by Thompson, second by Arneson to approve the contract for Colette Johnson as Assistant Business Manager at a rate of $13.00 per hour. Motion carried. 95. Motion by Arneson, second by Thompson to approve the contract for Bonnie Crow as Business Manager at a rate of $16.50 per hour. Motion carried.

Full Text of Initiated Measure:

Be it ordained by the Town of Bison:

1) It is unlawful to possess any animal, which includes but is not limited to cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, chickens, goats, lamas, and donkeys, within the city limits of Bison, South Dakota. Horses (hereinafter referred to as “Horses or Animal(s)”) may be allowed with an Annual Animal Permit issued by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Bison, South Dakota. In addition to Horses the only other animals allowed within city limits without an Annual Animal Permit are those defined in Ordinance 89-7.

DATE: March 11, 2013 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Bus Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson, Bev Kopren, Fritz Johnson, Todd Goddard, numerous parents, Teddi Carlson CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.


BISON FOOD STORE, SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPLIES, 74.87; CASS CLAY CREAMERY, SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPLIES, 762.62; CHILD & ADULT NUTRITION SERVICE, SUPPLIES, 153.00; SYSCO FOOD SERVICES, SCHOOL LUNCH SUPPLIES, 2,196.42 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH FUND $3,186.91 Total Payroll for February-$88,280.86 Elem-$21,519.30; Junior High$4,339.38; High School-$16,229.19; Title-$5,826.75; Library-$3,563.89; Network-$661.79; Supt-$5,556.25; Secretaries-$3,355.87; Fiscal-$2,679.13; Custodial-$4,433.90; Co-curricular$8,620.47; Spec Ed-$8,468.33; School Lunch-$3,116.61 DELEGATIONS A group of parents was present to discuss a personnel issue.

ISSUE TEACHER CONTRACTS 96. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in Executive Session at 9:05 p.m. At 9:25 p.m. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in regular session.

APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT Memorandum of Agreement with Hettinger School for a wrestling co-op was not yet available.

TEACHER RECRUITMENT CONCERNS Chairman Kvale voiced concerns about available housing for teacher candidates. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION REPRESENTATIVE Dan Kvale volunteered to represent the school board at the upcoming Equalization Meeting.

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CONSENT AGENDA 86. Motion by Arneson second by Beckman to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: Add 7a School Election, 13a Equalization Board Representative, and 14a Tour of Building (time permitting) and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the February 11th meeting. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 87. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried. ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY 1,430.09; REIMBURSEMENT, AMERICINN MOTEL & SUITES, ROOM, 46.03; BISMARCK TRIBUNE, ADVERTISING, 324.71; BISON COMMUNITY HEALTH, PHYSICAL, 221.00; BISON COURIER, ADVERTISING/PUBLISHING COSTS, 183.31; BISON FOOD STORE, SUPPLIES, 192.65; BISON GRAIN CO., GAS/AUGER RENT, 236.53; BISON IMPLEMENT, SUPPLIES, 7.00; BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD, HEALTH INSURANCE, 4,200.00; CARDMEMBER SERVICES, AD/SUP-

NWAS REPORT Dan Beckman offered a brief report of the Northwest Area Schools meeting he attended. SUPERINTENDENT’S NOTES Enrollment figures Crisis Plan Update New DVR for Security System Farm/Ranch Safety Program Gutters Tree Health Teaching Space Science In-Service Inservice Day moved to March 8

88. Motion by Thompson, second by Arneson to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in Executive Session at 7:05 p.m. At 8:00 Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in regular session.

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5) If a resident does not have an Annual Animal Permit or is not in compliance with this ordinance, the Finance Officer will send a certified letter within two business days to the resident in violation. The certified letter will state the resident must fill out an application or remove the Animals from the property within five business days. The Finance Officer will contact the Town of Bison’s law enforcement. Law enforcement will instruct the property owner to remove the Animals from the property within five business days.

2013-2104 CALENDAR 89. Motion by Arneson, second by Kari to approve the calendar for the 20132014 school year as presented by Supt. Kraemer. Motion carried. LETTERS OF RESIGNATION 90. Motion by Arneson, second by Thompson to accept resignation of Christi Ryen as Assistant Volleyball

UPDATES FROM THE BUILDING COMMITTEE Some board members and staff have toured Harding County School and Faith School. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Goddard were present to voice opposition to new school construction. Board and administration will continue to research data, and another public meeting will be held.

EXECUTIVE SESSION 97. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in Executive Session at 9:55 p.m. At 10:40 p.m. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in regular session.

98. Motion by Thompson,second by Arneson to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 p.m. Motion carried. Dan Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson, Asst. Business Mgr.

[Published March 28, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $79.29.]

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Cash on Hand 2-1-13 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Miscellaneous Co-Curricular Transfer Out Bank Franchise Intermediate Sources County Apport State Sources State Aid State Apport Total Receipts Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 2-28-13 Invested in Sec GENERAL FUND CAP OUTLAY 7148.68 803976.63 142.55 19153.34 1406.64 1074.00 3587.00 11282.34 2736.28 587105.20 123.39 6351.44 4838.96 28765.44 88.13 4446.89 SPED ED PENSION T&A

66813.20 949.43



32110.00 8292.74

IMPACT AID FUND Oscar Smith Scholarship Fund School Lunch Receipts Disbursements Ending Balance

74267.28 116691.62 10336.94 803976.63

TRUST & AGENCY Receipts Thespians/Donations FFA/Donations Soph Concessions/ BBB RCC General Fund/ Reimbursement Soph. Concessions/ GBB Harding Co Sophomores/ Inventory Sold Soph Concessions/ BBB T Topa Sophomores/ Snow Ball Dance FFA/Duplicate Withdraw Soph Concessions /BBB Wall Sophomores/ Inventory Sold Dacotah Bank/Interest

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6554.83 5095.56 2720.72 587105.20

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A School District Election will be held on April 9, 2013 in all voting precincts in School District #52-1, Bison, South Dakota. If the polls cannot be opened because of bad weather, the election may be postponed one week. The election polls will be open from seven o’clock a.m. to seven o’clock p.m. (Mountain daylight savings) time on the day of the election. At the election, the following questions or offices or both will be voted upon: Two (3) three year terms of office with the following persons running for that vacancy. Daniel Beckman, Jr. Daniel J. Kvale Chris A. Seidel


A Municipal Election will be held on April 9, 2013, in Bison, South Dakota. If the polls cannot be opened because of bad weather, the election may be postponed one week. The election polls will be open from seven o’clock a.m. to seven o’clock p.m. mountain daylight time on the day of the election. At the election, the following questions will be voted upon or offices will be filled: ~ Trustee 3 Year Term (vote for 2) Candidates: James Sandgren, David Kopren, Luke Clements




The polling place in each precinct of this district will be as follows: BECKMAN MEMORIAL CHURCH: Residents of White Hill, Vail, Plateau, Strool, Jones, Maltby, Wells, Antelope, Beck-Highland, Dillon, Vrooman, Sheffield, and Wyandotte Townships. PERKINS COUNTY FAIR BUILDING: Residents of Rockford, Anderson, Barrett, Burdick, Independence, Marshfield, Cash, Scotch Cap, Bison, Rainbow, Brushy, Bixby, Meadow, Richland, Vickers, Lone Tree , Chance, Grand Central, Chaudoin, Duell, Hall, Ada Townships and the Town of Bison. Voters with disabilities may contact the business manager for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Bonnie Crow, Business Manager Bison School District #52-1 Box 9, Bison, SD. 57620

~ An Ordinance Revising Ordinance 2000-1, Nuisance Ordinance

The polling place for this municipality is as follows: Town of Bison - Bentley Building Voters with disabilities may contact the city finance officer for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer

[Published March 28 and April 4, 2013 fat a total approximate cost of $28.61.]

[Published March 28, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $180.65.]

Reimbursements Joe Beehler/Official 114.80 Greg Schumacher/ Official 212.85 Scholastic Book Fairs/ Clearings 1194.78 Bryan Zahn/Official 85.00 Brent Mareska/Official 143.46 Petty Cash/FFA Prizes 28.00 Dave Erickson/Official 85.00 Kevin Morast/Official 120.52 Brent Mareska/Official 143.46 Levi Duncan/Official 85.00 Bison Food Store/ Supplies 84.79 Coca Cola/Pop 377.70 Hettinger Candy/Candy 580.48 Josten’s/Gowns 428.45 Pepsi-Cola/Pop 128.64 Sophomores/ Inventory Sold 500.00 Petty Cash/ 75.00 Starting Cash Joyce Matthews/Prizes 28.00 Joyce Matthews/Supplies 41.32 Brent Mareska/Official 143.46 54.40 Coca-Cola/Pop Hettinger Candy/Candy 142.31 28.00 Petty Cash/Prizes Stumps/Prom Supplies 1249.15 Anderson’s/ 1017.36 Prom Supplies V Peterson Coaching 120.00 Clinic/Fee SDIAAA/ Registration Fee 320.00

58.90 1.61


183.00 l28.00

[Published March 28 and April 4 , 2013 at a total approximate cost of $33.81.]

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Property valuation meeting Open to the public
County Pennington/Jackson Farm Bureau will be hosting a property valuation meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 starting at 1:00 PM in the Wall Community Building. Michael Houdyshell, Director, Property & Special Taxes Division from South Dakota Department of Revenue will be discussing the changes that are taking place in the valuation, changes in the agricultural land prodauctivity valuation, and commodity prices assessments. There is no cost to attend this informational meeting, no pre-registration is required, and you do not need to be a member of Farm Bureau to attend.

Notice is hereby given that the Perkins County Commissioners, sitting as a County Board of Equalization will meet in the Perkins County Commissioner Room in Bison on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessments of Perkins County for year 2013. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, are required to submit written notice with the Perkins County Finance Officer no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2013. /s/Sylvia Chapman Sylvia Chapman Perkins County Finance Officer

Notice of Meeting of County Board of Equalization SDCL 10-11-15

vote: Foster aye, Henderson aye, Ottman aye, Besler aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. WHEREAS, the South Dakota Wildland Fire Coordinator is authorized to assist in fighting range fires through the State, and WHEREAS, a county must formally request his assistance pursuant to SDCL 4120-8.1; Resolution 2013-2

derson aye, Ottman aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2013-3 Bridge Reinspection Program Resolution For Use With SDDOT Retainer Contracts

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Perkins County Commissioners do hereby designate the following persons with the authority to request assistance from the State Wildland Fire Coordinator in fighting range fires: Douglas Jerde, Wade Henderson, Tracy Wolff, Don Palmer, David Kopren, Allen Palmer, Ryan Kohn and Chad Baumgarten.

WHEREAS, Title 23, Section 151, United States Code and Title 23, Part 650, Subpart C, Code of Federal Regulations, requires initial inspection of all bridges and reinspection at intervals not to exceed two years with the exception of reinforced concrete box culverts that meet specific criteria. These culverts are reinspected at intervals not to exceed four years. THEREFORE Perkins County is desirous of participating in the Bridge Inspection Program using Bridge Replacement funds.

bined operating budgets, scheduling, benefits that would be available to both city and county residents, and the expectations of both entities. The consensus of the Commission and Sheriff was to further the process by proposing a contract for consideration and start the search for a deputy position that would be filled should an agreement be reached. If no agreement is reached, the applications would be furnished to the City.

Monday, March 18, 2013 7:00 p.m. at City Hall


[Published March 28 and April 4, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $16.91.]

CALL TO ORDER: It being the third Monday in March, the Bison Board of Equalization was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Juell Chapman, Chairman of the Bison Town Board/Board of Local Review. Taking the oath of office to perform the duties of Bison Board of Equalization were Chapman, Luke Clements, Mike Lockert, David Kopren and Matt Butsavage. Daniel Kvale represented Bison School Board. Also present was Beth Hulm, Finance Officer/Clerk. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.

Date: March 12, 2013 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Henderson, Ottman, Besler, Foster and Finance Officer Chapman Others present: Shane Penfield, Tim Gossman, Mike Lockert, Tracy Buer, Rownea Gerbracht, Kelly Serr, Matt Butsavage, Beth Hulm, press Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Perkins County Regular Commission Meeting

Comprehensive Plan Discussion was held on proceeding with the comprehensive plan. Ottman moved, Foster seconded to proceed with a Comprehensive Plan and to negotiate with Black Hills Council of Local Governments for the preparation of a plan, motion carried. Township Bonds Henderson moved, Besler seconded to approve the following township bonds: Antelope Clerk & Treasurer, Bison Clerk & Treasurer, Burdick Clerk & Treasurer, Maltby Clerk & Treasurer and Glendo Clerk & Treasurer, motion carried.

The County requests SDDOT to hire Brosz Engineers (Consulting Engineers) for the inspection work. SDDOT will secure federal approvals, make payments to the Consulting Engineer for inspection services rendered, and bill the County for 20% of the cost. The County will be responsible for the required 20% matching funds. Dated this 12th Day of March, 2013.

ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. OPEN EQUALIZATION PROCESS: Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to open the 2013 equalization books for review. Carried.

Minutes Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2013 meeting, motion carried.

Sewer System One quote was received on the inspection and recommendation for the courthouse sewer system. Mike Lockert mentioned that A1 plumbing from Rapid City will be up doing some scoping for the Town of Bison sewer system. The consensus was to contact A1 Plumbing to see if they would be available to scope our sewer system. Annual Report The 2012 Annual Report was reviewed by the Commission. The report was forwarded to the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit. The necessary exhibits will be sent to the legal newspapers in the county.

CLOSE EQUALIZATION PROCESS: There being no appeals, Lockert moved, seconded by Clements to accept the assessment rolls and to close this year’s Equalization process. Carried. ADJOURNMENT Chapman adjourned the meeting at 7:06 p.m. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman of the Board Town of Bison

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Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of February 28, 2013, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $45,851.16, total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $2,170,758.04; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $2,813,796.20. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $343.96 were reviewed. •Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $3,073.48 were reviewed. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of February were reviewed. County Rangeland Protection Agreement Henderson moved, Foster seconded to introduce Resolution 2013-2, roll call

State’s Attorney Assistant Position Shane Penfield addressed the board concerning the Administrative Assistant position left void when Arlis Seim resigned. He suggested a couple different options for this position. It was the consensus of the board to wait to fill the position until a 4-H Advisor was hired. Tax Deed Sale Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to cancel the tax deed sale on Lemmon Original Blk 13, Lots 14 & 15, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota due to the party involved being in bankruptcy, motion carried. Highway Superintendent Buer •Buer requested a resolution be passed to contract with Brosz Engineering for the inspection of the County bridges. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 2013-3, “Bridge Reinspection Program Resolution for Use with SDDOT Retainer Contracts”, roll call vote: Besler aye, Foster aye, Hen-

•Buer addressed Coleman Avenue which Perkins County currently owns. The County uses the road and contributes to its damage. Besler moved, Foster seconded to have the Perkins County Highway Department make the needed repairs to Coleman Avenue after conferring with the Town of Bison, motion carried. •Buer would like to have the board consider a long-range plan to move the highway department buildings outside the city limits of Bison. •Buer would like to replace the Peterbilt Truck. The consensus of the board was that the authorization to spend $50,000 on a truck was still in place. •Buer would like to let bids on a snow plow truck. Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to authorize Buer to advertise for a snow plow truck, motion carried. •Buer would like to purchase a new pickup. He has done some research and found a pickup at Queen City Motors for $24,683.00. Foster moved, Besler seconded to authorize Buer to order a new 2013 Chevy Silverado from Queen City Motors of Spearfish for $24,683.00, motion carried. •Monthly Project & Maintenance Report was presented. Donna Bittiker Donna Bittiker, 4-H Field Operations Associate was present to visit with the Commission concerning the 4-H advisor position. Interviews are being held in Reva tomorrow for a new 4-H Advisor Sheriff Serr, County-Wide Law Enforcement Sheriff reported on the committee meeting that was held between the City of Lemmon Police Committee and the County Commission Chair and Vice-Chair in regards to a proposed contract law enforcement arrangement. Topics discussed at this committee meeting included contract costs and the goal to do this within the com-

Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: February payroll: 70,884.97; IRS, fica, 4,654.13; SD Retirement, retirement, 3,842.47; Delta Dental, insurance, 931.20; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 124.56; SDSDBF, insurance, 16,825.35; Loyson Card, travel, 321.90; A&B Business, supplies, 214.97; Ace Steel, supplies, 552.15; Denise Amdahl, CT reporting, 378.00; N Andersen, MH board, 15.00; Avira Queen, prof fees, 169.80; B & C Plumbing, repairs, 420.88; Berge’s Machine, repairs, 85.50; Best Western, travel, 315.00; Bison Courier, publishing, 386.09; Bison Implement, repairs/supplies, 2,627.01; Broz Law Office, CT apt arty, 164.20; Butler Machinery, repairs, 406.85; Chapman’s Electronic, equipment, 4,082.80; Country Media, publishing, 408.54; Current Connection, supply/equipment, 1,667.23; Dakota Business, equipment, 209.70; Dakota Fluid Power, repairs, 49.65; Diamond Mower, repairs, 1,066.00; Digital Dolphin, supplies, 13.97; ES&S, maintenance, 2,022.00; Executive Mgmt., supplies, 60.00; G&O Paper, supplies, 101.65; R Gerbracht, supplies, 77.33; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,464.97; Hamand Tire, maintenance, 21.20; Inland Truck Parts, repairs, 112.12; Jenner Equipment, repairs, 69.28; John Deere, repairs, 524.56; Lemmon EMT, travel, 494.87; Lemmon IGA, supplies, 44.51; Lewis & Clark, MI physician, 149.00; L Lewno, MI board, 148.71; Lodgepole Store, utilities, 1,450.15; Meade County, jail board, 2,970.00; NAPA Auto, repairs, 743.78; NW Farm & Home, supplies, 52.83; S Penfield, rent/law books, 826.10; Pennington Co Sheriff, travel, 373.80; Perkins Co Fairboard, donation, 50.00; Pharmchem Inc, drug testing/suppl, 336.00; Pitney Bowes, maintenance, 410.31; Pollard & Larson, MH ct appt atty, 216.00; Post Office, box rent, 80.00; Bison Clinic, prof fees, 806.00; Print Shop, supplies, 4.00; Rapid Chevrolet, repairs, 365.90; Regional Health, prof fees, 335.00; SBM, maintenance, 127.81; SD Dept of Health, testing, 70.00; SD DOT, RB contracts, 759,770.36; SD Human Services, patient care, 552.44; Sheehan Mack, repairs, 279.57; Shepherd Reporting, MH ct reporting, 27.50; K Swanda, MH board, 15.00; Tessier’s Inc, repairs, 865.90; Town of Bison, utilities, 196.06; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 120.03; West Group, law books, 1,875.27; Western SD Senior Service, subsidy, 3,000.00; West River Telephone, utilities, 897.01; Yankton County, MH board, 233.50 Adjournment Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to adjourn the meeting at 1:30 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The Commission will meet as a Board of Equalization at 2:00 p.m. following the regular Commission meeting. ATTEST: APPROVED: Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman

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How to read a nutrition label
Nutrition labels can be confusing for anyone, even the most health conscious individual, explains Megan Sexton, SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist. "The nutrition label that is found on all food items is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure all information about a food product is disclosed," Sexton said. "Even though these labels are rich with information it does take some education before you are comfortable enough to navigate them." When reviewing a nutrition label, these are the items Sexton says an individual needs to pay attention to. Serving Size - Often products have multiple servings in one package, for example a large sports drink (32 oz.) contains four, 8 ounce servings. "This means that drinking the entire bottle would quadruple the numbers on the nutrition label. It is important to notice the serving sizes and how much you are consuming at one time. We often consume excess calories because our portion sizes are too large," she said. Calories - All foods contribute calories that we use for energy and our bodies need a certain level of calories to function. Sexton says by tracking how many total calories are consumed in a day people can better control their weight loss, maintenance or gain. Main Nutrients - The first is total fat and the subcategories of saturated fat and trans fat - there can also be subcategories for monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. "It is most important to consume foods that contain lower saturated fat and little to no transfat. Research shows that monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats have health protecting qualities, while excess saturated and trans fats can be harmful to the cardiovascular system," Sexton said. Cholesterol - Sexton encourages individuals to consume less that 300mg of cholesterol a day. Cholesterol is found in animal products. Sodium - Processed foods contain more sodium than fresh foods, and remember to account for any salt that you add in cooking or at the table. Sexton says we should consume 1,500 mg or less per day. Total Carbohydrates - This section of the "Main Nutrients" food label is broken down into two subcategories, one of which is dietary fiber, which Sexton says we should slowly increase our intake to 25 38grams every day. "We should limit the number of sugars we consume because excess sugar is linked with diabetes, weight gain and heart disease," Sexton said. The last section under "Main Nutrients" is Protein. "Protein is important for feeling full and is important to most body regulations," she said. "The amount of protein to consume varies from person-to-person, but looks to consume some protein at each meal or snack." Percent of Daily Value - This percentage is provided for all of the sections discussed about to help the consumer gage how this food fits into their daily goals. This percentage is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Vitamins and Minerals - This section includes all vitamins and minerals found in the food item and are expressed in the percent of the average person's daily need. The Recommended Daily Values - This is based on 2,000 and 2,500 calories. The last part of the nutrition label is a breakdown of what the average person should be consuming in a day. The first row is for a 2,000 calorie diet and the second row is a 2,500 calorie diet. Sexton reminds readers that these are just generic estimates, for a more thorough and effective measurement of your needs speak with a dietitian or doctor. For more information, visit iGrow.org.

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Page 14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday,March 28, 2013 Grand River Roundup ............................................................... By Betty Olson
According to the calendar, spring arrived this Wednesday. Did anybody notice? When I checked our thermometer at 5:00 Wednesday morning, it registered four degrees below zero, but spring kicked in a little later that day because the temp shot up to 44 degrees by mid afternoon. That was the warmest temperature for the whole week and most days it stayed below freezing with a cold wind. Sure makes for miserable calving weather. The guys have been bringing the cows that are about to calve into the lot at night, but we’re still going to have a few calves with really short ears. The bucks got out for a couple hours last fall so we’ll start lambing a lot earlier than we planned. They bagged the ewes last week and found about 50 that should start to pop Monday or Tuesday, so the lambing shed will be full sooner than expected. Ah, spring! We almost lost our last two chickens to a big old coon Thursday morning. Reub went outside to check the cows in the dark about 4:00 that morning and heard the rooster squawking. He headed toward the noise just in time to see the coon dive under the woodpile. Reub grabbed the rifle and took after the coon in the dark on the Kobuta. It was hard to see and the coon headed under the fence and got away. Reub thought both chickens were dead, but the next day the hen showed up in the yard. That night when I went to lock her in the chicken coop, there was the rooster. He’s limping bad and dragging one wing, but he seems to get a little better every day. The hen even started to lay an egg a day for us since they were attacked. She must have really appreciated Reub coming to their rescue! I haven’t been enjoying the outdoors much this week. I’ve got the worst cold I’ve ever had in my life and I haven’t even dared go to Dickinson to meet our new grandbaby till I get over this. I missed the quarterly board meeting at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish on Tuesday and church on Wednesday, but hopefully I’m over the worst of whatever ails me. I’m writing this early because I’m hoping to get healed up enough to make it to Pierre for Veto Day on Monday. The governor vetoed one bill and did a line item veto on two others that we will have to deal with. I got elected to the Executive Board and all the members will meet Monday morning at 8:00 central time to elect officers, so I’ll have to drive down on Sunday. Chuck Spangler gave us a scare Wednesday. He wasn’t feeling good so he went to the clinic in Bison. They thought he had pneumonia and sent a prescription with Chuck for the pharmacy in Hettinger. Chuck went to Hettinger to get his medication and headed home later that day. He wasn’t too far south of Hettinger when he began having really bad chest pain. He called his wife and she told him to turn around and head back to the hospital where the doctors discovered he was having a heart attack. Thursday morning he was airlifted to Bismarck where he had a stint put in. His sister, Lois Eggebo, said he’s doing pretty well now and the surgeon was going to release him by Sunday. Please keep Chuck in your prayers. I got a nice letter from Marie Spoering this week letting me know that she had a great grandson born on March 1st, which just happened to be her 85th birthday! Little Brady William was born to her grand daughter Mandy (Sander) and Wade Ericcson in Gillette, Wyoming. Tom and Briana Fabris also have a new baby. Little Pepper Katherine was born March 21st in Whitewood, weighing 6 lb. 7oz. and 19 inches long. And if she looks anything like her picture on Facebook, she is a little cutie pie! Getting to report on the new babies in the neighborhood is way more fun than writing about funerals, but we lost an old friend and neighbor this week. Ilma (Hanna) Gabriel was 90 when she passed away last Sunday. Ilma was a horse woman, a talented quilter, and a very caring little lady that leaves a big hole in the fabric of our community. Immanuel Lutheran Church at Zeona was packed full of friends and neighbors when we gathered to bid goodbye to Ilma on Friday. Former SD Sec. of Agriculture Larry Gabriel is Ilma’s brother-inlaw and we had a short visit over lunch following the funeral. Ilma’s old friends Helen Marty, Vera Dutton, Rosemary Seymour, and Ruby Vandenberg were Ilma’s honorary casket bearers and Helen Marty came up from Spearfish to bring her sister Maxine Marty to the funeral. It’s too bad that funerals are the majority of our social gatherings anymore. Our sympathy goes out to Ilma’s family. Saturday is prom night at Harding County High School. Hopefully the weather warms up a little and the kids have a nice evening. I’ll report on that next week. With all the happy parents and grandparents in the community this week, I want to leave you with a grandma story: A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool even though she was worried what the child may have been told. "That's interesting," she said, "How do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'!

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for letting me stay with them while Jim was in the Hettinger Hospital. Thanks to all who have offered help if and when we need it. It is very much appreciated. May God richly bless each of you and again Thank You. Jim & Vera Gay Wilson

For Sale: 28x68, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home for sale on 2+ acres. Call Jackie 602-999-7069 or Travis 605-390-8256. B41-2tc FOR SALE: Several nice used metal file cabinets. Save 50% or more off new! Del’s, I-90 Exit 63, Box Elder. 390-9810. B41-1tp WANTED Wanted: Pasture for 100 yearlings or 50 cow/calf pairs. Call Brad Besler 244-5600. B41-3tc Pasture Wanted: Need summer grass for 200 pairs and/or 100 yearling heifers for 2013 and beyond. Kent and Janet LaDue- 605788-2969. B41-2tp

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THE ELK POINT-JEFFERSON 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.

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Thank You We would like to thank everyone for their phone calls, cards, balloons, gifts, visits, candy bouquets and prayers while Jim has been in the hospital. Special thanks to Gary & Lynda who helped us in so many ways, our kids and Jim’s sister for coming when Jim had surgery. To Paula, Myrna & Chuck who stayed with Vera until Jim was out of ICU. To Pastor Margie for her visits in Rapid City and Florence Hoff for her visit in Hettinger. Thank you to those who picked up our mail, helped getting Jim into the van, for fruit basket and food brought after we got home. Thanks to Myrna & Chuck

FOR RENT For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 2445473. B14-tfn

EMPLOYMENT PERKINS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE accepting applications for a deputy sheriff eligibility list. An EOE Perkins County Sheriff ’s Office PO Box 234 Bison, SD 57620 605-244-5243. SEQUEL YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES a national full service leader in the treatment of youth, is opening: Sequel Transitional Academy, a transitional living program for males, ages 16-19, in Sioux Falls, SD. Immediate openings: Group Leaders, Therapist, Case Manager, Business Office Manager, Part-Time RN, Full & Part-Time Behavioral Health Technicians, Full & Part-Time Cooks. Apply www.sequelemployment.com or fax resume (269)3815332, erin.newton@sequelyouthservices.com. EOE. ATTENTION NURSING PROFESSIONALS: Golden LivingCenter, a national leader in long-term care, has career opportunities at our Mobridge facility for evening & night RNs / LPNs with multiple shifts available. GLC offers comprehensive benefits (including PTO after 90 days of service), competitive wages, & continuing ed. For complete details contact Executive Director Sharon Martin, Golden LivingCenter - Mobridge. 605-845-7201. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

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