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Jackson County Sheriff Department, Kadoka Ambulance and Kadoka Fire Department doesn’t want the class of 2013 going out in a crash. Joining forces, these agencies conducted a mock crash at Kadoka Area High School on Wednesday, May 1. The mock crash was aimed to send a hard-hitting reminder of the dangers and consequences of unsafe driving behaviors — such as drinking, texting and driving and not buckling up. The mock crash used real crashed vehicles set up and student participants to dramatically act out roles as crash victims. The school’s entire student body watched the demonstration and learned how emergency responders conduct rescue efforts in real-time. The mock scene was set with the driver of the vehicle texting and driving. The passengers of the car were drinking and not wearing their seat belts. The driver veered
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Mock crash impacts Kadoka school Hardware store welcomes new owners students with a powerful message
The scene of the crash... passenger ejected, driver pinned in the car and two passengers injured. --photos by Rhonda Antonsen Fire Departments play in keeping our community safe. They also wanted to remind parents, grandparents and caregivers about the importance to talk with their teen to reinforce teen driving laws, and to set their own family driving rules. “Mock crashes are a dramatic presentation to educate teenagers about the true consequences of poor driving decisions,” said EMT Jackie Stilwell. “When students see their friends and peers injured, carried out and loaded into an ambulance, and another being covered with a blanket because they died from their injuries, it hits home. It’s a strong message that aims to influence their driving choices, especially at such a potentially dangerous time on the road.” The Sheriff ’s Department, Kadoka Ambulance and Kadoka Fire Department are urging parents to talk to their teen about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking, texting and driving and encourage them to always buckle up to keep them safe. Parents should also reinforce teen driving laws such as belt use, passenger limitations, nighttime driving, no cell phone use and no texting (including when stopped in traffic). It is so important that parents talk to their teen drivers and establish rules for the road. Just because a teen has their license does not mean they are experienced, safe drivers. Parents must stay involved with a teen’s driving just as they do with their grades, athletics and other activities. Students helping witht the mock accident were Taylor Merchen, True Buchholz, Myla Pierce, Shane Ring, Jadyn Coller and Jarred Coller. Traffic Crashes — Leading Cause of Teen Deaths
Open for business, Fromm’s Hardware & Plumbing owners Brian and Jessi Fromm. With spring upon us, we welcome all the possibilities of what lies ahead. A new beginning brings with it a sense of renewed hope for the upcoming future. This same idea can be seen on Main Street in Kadoka. May 1 brought a new beginning for one young couple and the local hardware store here in Kadoka. Brian and Jessi Fromm officially took over as the new owners of the Hardware Hank store. Brian and Jessi are the daughter and son-inlaw of Bill and Sheryl Bouman of Kadoka. The couple also have two daughters. Before coming to Kadoka, the couple lived and worked in Pierre, South Dakota. Jessi will continue to work as the business manager for Stanley County School until the end of June, and Brian, who is a licensed plumber, worked for a company that installed heating and plumbing in schools, and various businesses. He has built Wal-Marts and recently installed a new heating system in the Timberlake School. Brian and Jessi have many new ideas and plans for their new busi-
ness. The new business will be called Fromm’s Hardware and Plumbing. Brian is a licensed contract plumber. He looks forward to serving the needs of their customers. One major change will be a reset of the store. The couple will be working with the Stars Program through United which is the main distributor for Hardware Hank. The Stars Program will assist them by going over the inventory in the store and advising them as to what they really need in the store. The program will instruct Brian and Jessi as to where certain items should be displayed in the store. Once this is done, a reset of the store will be done. They anticipates that the entire reset should be finished by the end of August. Another exciting addition to their business will be the new paint system. The system will be a computerized system that can scan any color swatch whether it is a piece of clothing, material, or any thing else as long as the item to be scanned is at least the size of a nickel. This system will give painters a more accurate color match for their projects. Along with Joy Schmidt and Diane Hogen, Fromm’s would also like to welcome Hayli Mayfield to their store. These ladies have been busy making up Mother’s Day baskets and displaying some of the new items in the store. Jessi’s mom, Sheryl Bouman, will be displaying some of her hand crafted furniture within the store as well. With all the changes taking place, the one thing Brian and Jessi would like their customers to know is that they are dedicated to serving their customers and all their needs. So, the next time your in town or passing by take a moment to say “Hi” and welcome Brian and Jessi to the community.
Preparing to transport the young children who were struck by the car, neck collars are applied by the EMTs. off the street hitting one boy on a bicycle and a boy walking beside the other boy, which in turn caused the driver to also hit a highline pole. The passenger in the front seat was ejected from the car and struck the pole. Fireman Dave Ohrtman played the 911 call over the loudspeaker to give students an idea what an actual 911 call would sound like as it came across the radio. First responders arrived on the scene minutes after receiving the call. Mr. Ohrtman commentated while the EMTs and fire department worked on aiding the crash victims. Jackson County Deputy Sheriff Dallas Kendrick talked to the students about the consequences that could occur if this were a real-life situation. The Jackson County Sheriff ’s Department, Kadoka Ambulance and Kadoka Fire Department staged the event to remind students and the community the important role our EMT’s and
After many months of preparation, Gary Ambur (L) of BankWest, JoBeth Uhlir of Jackson-Kadoka Economic Development Corp., Jessi and Brian Fromm, Mandy Kuipers of BankWest, and LeJena Gruis of SD Governors Economic Office were pleased when the financial documents were finalized and signed.
Fourth grade hosts Pioneer Supper
EMTs tend to the injuried driver, while firemen are ready to Fireman use the jaws of life to extricate the crash victims. assist with transport.
On Wednesday, May 1 the Kadoka Area Fourth graders had their annual Pioneer Supper with over 250 people in attendance. The supper was served by the fourth grade students who were dressed as pioneers. The parents also helped to make sure everything ran smoothly. The bars and cornbread were donated by parents and Amy Smiley and her students made the chili. Ken Graupmann also helped with putting everything together. Following the supper, the Long Valley students did readings about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life. The Kadoka students did a play written by Janis Allen-Perkins, featuring a
history of the Brown family history. At the conclusion of the play, descendants of the Brown family were asked to stand and be recognized. The fourth graders will travel to
DeSmet, SD, on Wednesday, May 18, where they will visit the Homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Prehistoric Indian Village, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Society. The night was a great success.
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Theresa M. Hockenbary____________
In 1997, Theresa and Rodney started their next great adventure – a new home and truck wash in Valentine, Neb. She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Society, St. Nicholas Church member, participated as a Eucharistic Minister, participated on the worship team, and was a choir member. Theresa held many offices in the DCCW, square danced in Cody/Kilgore, and was an EMT from 1992 to 2004. In addition to that, she was a surgical technician for five years, then transferred to hospital receptionist. Some of Theresa’s hobbies included gardening and general activities outdoors, quilting, and sharing her religious beliefs with friends and family. She loved animals, but her 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Theresa passed away April 27, 2013, at her home with her family at her side. Survivors include her husband, Rodney; her children, John (Julie) Hockenbary of Valentine, Neb.; Lawrence (Tera) Hockenbary of New Underwood; Patricia Grove of Pinedale, Wyo.; Aaron (Holly) Hockenbary of Valentine, Neb.; and Allen (Jamie) Hockenbary of Fruitdale; grandchildren: Joni, Cassie, Jami, Kodi, Kara, Blane, Kayla, Derek, Krista, Lance, Corey, Kolt, Luke, Collin, Gable, Layla, Cole, and Alyssa; and great-grandchildren, Deklin, Kealy, Lawrence David and Autumn Rose; her sisters and brothers, Monica (Pat) Weaver of Wanblee, Bernard (Barbara) Herber of Kadoka, Phyllis (Bob) Grubl of Sturgis, Tony Harty of Kadoka; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceeded in death by her mother, Margaret; father, John; stepfather, John; sister, Joanne; and grandson-in-law, Dennis Morgan.
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Rev. James L. Synder • Ocala, FL
Oh for a memory like dear old mom's
In growing up one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could figure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition it from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I always believe mom had all the money there was. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baffled me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers are like that. They know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I firmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the "motherboard?" It is no accident that they come up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. As I got older, the harmony was less and less. For example. My mother would tell me, "You must be home by 10 o'clock." At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 o'clock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 o'clock. "I told you to clean up your room." Searching my memory board, I could not find any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I get older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. "What are you thinking about?" She just looked at me, smiled and said, "Oh, I was just remembering some things." Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mother's Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. No matter how old their children get, they will always be their little babies. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the fine art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, "Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all" (Proverbs 31:2829 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.
Theresa Margaret Hockenbary born January 25, 1940, in Pierre, S.D. to John and Margaret (Hoffman) Herber. Theresa grew up on the Herber homestead near Kadoka, where she attended grade school near Weta. After attending St. Martin’s Academy as a freshman, she finished the remainder of her high school years at Kadoka High School. It was during her time there that she met Rodney Allen Hockenbary. They were married November 22, 1958, in Philip. The newlyweds made their home north of Allen on Rodney’s parents’ place until May of 1959. It was at this time that they purchased their own home, a ranch, south of Kilgore, Neb. The ranch was blessed with the beautiful Niobrara River and trees galore. It was here that they spent nearly 40 years and brought five children into this world, John, January 1960; Lawrence, January 1965; Patricia, March 1969; Aaron, November 1970; and Allen, February 1974. During her lifetime, Theresa drove the school bus for Cody-Kilgore Schools, starting in 1982 and concluding in 1997.
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Rick Holm, M.D., Medical Editor
The moth into the flame
Why does the US have the most expensive health care system in the world? What is inflammation? New ways to turn off Inflammation have revolutionized the treatment of arthritis and other illnesses, which begs the question. Coming from the Latin words "into the flame," like what bonfire sitters observe the moth doing on a summer night, inflammation is a natural phenomenon that can be harmful and almost evil. But there is much more to this story. During the summers of my first four years of medical school, I was honored to spend time with the doctors of the Bartron Clinic in Watertown, where they generously provided an educational experience for me. I realize now at that level of training, how little help I was to any of them, but how much help their wisdom would eventually be to me. One highlight on inflammation and the history of medicine came from pediatritian Dr. Ebehardt Heinrichs. While we were examining a young child with acute arthritis, he pointed out on her hands the four physical findings famously described by Celsus, a Roman who lived at the time of Jesus. "These are the cardinal signs of inflammation: "rubor" (redness,) "tumor" (swelling,) "calor" (heat,) and "dolor" (pain,)" he said. A red, swollen, hot, and painful joint is not the only medical condition of inflammation I saw those Watertown summers. There were abscesses, appendicitis, tonsillitis, meningitis and sinusitis, all indicating benefits of the inflammatory response, where invading infections were fought off by the body's white-cell warriors. Also beneficial, we have recently learned that muscle growth comes as a result of a response to localized acute inflammation that follows exercise. Other new studies show that low-intensity training, like walking, can reduce destructive chronic inflammation. All-inall, our bodies are protected and even sculpted by the yin and yang of balanced and healthy inflammation. But seeing that young girl with arthritis, I realized there can be harm resulting from inflammation run amok. That summer in Watertown I also saw patients with asthma, poison ivy, psoriasis, Lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis; illnesses the result of too much inflammation. Add to this, now we've learned certain cancers grow because of inflammation. And now we have medicine that can turn off small and harmful targets of inflammation: cooling crippling arthritis, soothing devastating rashes, and even shrinking growing cancers. Rubor, tumor, calor, dolor... it can be a bad and a good thing!
Mary E. Jones__________________
Survivors include her son, Kelly Jones of Quinn; three daughters, Donna Jones of Denver, Colo.; Judy Uminski of Universal City, Texas; Mary Molliconi of Littleton, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Jones, in April 2004; a grandson, Douglas Uminski; a great-granddaughter, Anne Hillman; her parents, Harry E. and Florence (Davenport) Mason; a brother, Charles Mason; and a sister, Eleanor “Tiny” Quinn. At Mary’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of life open house will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Quinn Community Center. Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Municipal officials meeting
More than 31 municipal officials representing five cities gathered at the South Dakota Municipal League’s annual District 8 meeting, held in Murdo, Tuesday, April 30. Yvonne Taylor, South Dakota Municipal League executive director, spoke about the outcome of the 2013 legislative session, and the effect new laws will have on South Dakota municipalities. Taylor also discussed the direction and future of the Municipal League and services offered to the municipalities. “More and more we are seeing the need to get better information out to the citizens and legislators. Municipal government provides a vast array of services, and people need to be informed of where their tax dollars are going. This type of education can only benefit municipal government. The taxpayers would be very proud of their local government if they were fully aware of how much service a municipality provides at a relatively low cost,” Taylor said. Paul Young, SDML president for 2013 and Councilmember for the city of Spearfish, was also on hand to discuss his priorities for the current year as well as to conduct the election of District 8 officers for the upcoming year. Others in attendance were representatives of various state agencies and representatives of groups affiliated with the municipal league. Harry Weller, mayor in Kadoka, was re-elected as District 8 chair and David Geisler, mayor in Murdo, was elected as vice chair. In other business, those attending voted to hold the 2014 District 8 meeting in Philip.
Mary E. Jones, age 94, of Quinn, S.D., died Sunday morning May 5, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Read 1 Peter 1:22 If we responded simply out of natural impulses, we would probably be nice when people were kind. At other The Blessing of Loving Others times, though, we’d most likely be vengeful, angry, or hurtful. Yet Jesus clearly teaches us to love even when the people around us seem unlovable. And He lived out what He taught: Christ loved us enough to die for us while we were still sinners (Rom. 5:8). Surely, by acting out of His strength and with gratitude for what He did, we—His followers—can love others (1 John 3:14). While it can certainly be challenging to respond to unkindness with love, such godly behavior can lead to great blessing. First, the Father is pleased; this realization should bring His children joy, peace, and a sense of accomplishment. Next, believers ought to feel excitement and anticipation to watch how God will move in the relationship. Finally, there will be an awareness that the Holy Spirit is working from within, enabling divine love to flow through yielded human lives. John 13:35 tells of another important benefit: Jesus said, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Since unconditional godly love is uncommon in our world, people will notice. Treating others the way that we want to be treated is what builds the deep, satisfying connections that all people desire. Without significant relationships, life lacks meaning—regardless of how many possessions or acquaintances we may have. So think about the people you come in contact with throughout the week. Are you treating them in the way that Jesus modeled?
Meals for the Elderly
Monday, May 13 Fish portions, scalloped potatoes, tomato spoon salad, bluebery muffin and tropical fruit. Tuesday, May 14 Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, harvard beets, dinner roll and peaches. Wednesday, May 15 Closed-Eat at Jigger’s Thursday, May 16 Swiss steak with tomatoes, baked potato, vegetable medley, bread and acini de pepe. Friday, May 17 Cook’s choice of soup and sandwich, pea-cheese salad and fruit cup.
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Kadoka Area School Board meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. Midland School music program on Thursday, May 9. Track meet on Saturday, May 11 in Kadoka. Jackson County Commissioners will meet on Monday, May 13 at 9 a.m. Spring Academic and Athletic Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Kadoka City Auditorium on Monday, May 13. Science Expo at the Kadoka High School in Mr. Moro’s room on Tuesday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Belvidere News …
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It’s official. Francie Davis is now a college graduate, and she even has witnesses. The graduation ceremony was held at Black Hills State in Spearfish on Saturday. On hand to watch were Francie’s husband, Chad, and their three sons. Her dad and brother, Bob Fortune and Les, were also there, as were friends Terry Burns of Philip and Nancy Jeter of Rapid City. Since there were about 450 graduates, the ceremony lasted well over two hours. Afterwards, Nancy Jeter and her husband hosted a reception at their home in Rapid City. Francie started her college work some years ago and, after an eleven year break, decided to finish up. She probably won’t be attending a lot of reunions, however, since she took her courses this year over the Internet and not actually at the college in Spearfish. As a result, she knows few of her classmates. Francie’s degree is called a “Bachelor of General Studies.” It is rather a loose description of the areas she has studied with original emphases on mass communication and English education. More recently she has concentrated on fine arts and social studies. She hasn’t taken a lot of education courses that would make it so she could teach school locally, but those can be taken, also mostly online, if the need arises. Betty Kusick’s house got a power washing this week. That was courtesy of her daughter and son-inlaw, Loretta and Lawrence Schreiber, of Quinn. It was in preparation for a painting party which will probably take place this coming week and will involve various family members. On Sunday, Betty talked with her son, Harold, on the phone to help him celebrate his birthday. He is getting fairly close to sixty but isn’t quite there. Larry Grimme was visited this weekend by Jim Terkildson of Wanblee. Jim helped plow the greenhouse and garden areas in preparation for planting. Larry bought some Early Girl tomato plants recently when he was in Yankton, but it’s a bit early to plant them yet since the night-time temps have been dropping into the lower twenties. He can plant a bit earlier in the greenhouse but hasn’t done that just yet. Dorothy Blom sent a message over the Internet via E-mail to correct an item in last week’s news. Dorothy’s birthday last week was her ninetieth and not her ninetyfifth. She did say she was thankful that she could still live in her own home and do her favorite things like gardening. Dorothy is also one of the few of her generation that uses a computer and keeps in touch with people through it. She is even on Facebook complete with pictures of her son, her flower beds, and some friends and relatives. Kolette Bitting continues to work on her new home at the ranch. She moved there in October and has been doing this and that to get settled in. With the coming of spring, she hopes to get some dirt hauled into her yard and leveled etc. She has no plans for a garden this year, but she has recently acquired eleven barred-rock baby chicks that she hopes will eventually provide eggs. She got the chicks courtesy of Cathy Ireland who had ordered a bunch of chicks for herself and just got a few extra for Kolette. Cathy kept them with hers for a month so Kolette just got them a few days ago. The move was necessary since Cathy had ordered Cornish Rock for butchering, and those were already about three times as big as Kolette’s layers. Kolette said they are about done with calving now but a few stragglers. Besides having 150 Cornishrock chicks that will need butchering before very long, Cathy and Howie Ireland are doing their normal things. Howie has been running mail for Sanftners for a while now, and Cathy has been running the kitchen at the nursing home in Kadoka. Cathy said her garden plans are uncertain as of yet although she will almost certainly have some tomatoes and cucumbers. Night-time temperatures, drought, hoppers and such will help determine how much else is attempted and when. Les Huber continues to split his time between his places in Belvidere and Rapid City. In Rapid City, he has fourteen acres east of town with Rapid Creek running through it. On Sunday, he was hanging some metal gates there in a fencing project. He has also planted some little pine trees both there and at Belvidere. They are about four-feet tall. Back in February and March, Les and crew spent time in Williston, ND, in painting an addition to the water-treatment plant there. The oil boom in that area has increased the population and the need for water. The water is taken from the nearby Missouri River and purified. He said there is a lot of energy in the Williston area due to all the oil workers and the expansion so it is an interesting place to be for a while. At present, Les has some painting projects in Rapid City with some in Pierre coming up. He does some trucking as well. He hopes to spend quite a bit of time in Belvidere this summer where he likes to tinker on equipment in his big shed and do the other things he enjoys. Frank Carlson said the branding season is now well underway. He helped John Solon with his branding at Weta this week and Mansfields with theirs on Sunday. On Friday, he went to Ft. Pierre for Craig Mowry’s bull sale and came home with three new bulls. Toni had to work at the post office so she couldn’t go along that day. Jim and Aaron Mansfield held their branding on Sunday. Michelle said they had an awesome crew and things went really well. There was quite a bit of cooking needed to feed the 35 to 40 people who came to help, and Fayola and Michelle kept fairly busy all day with meal preparation and cleanup. Michelle’s folks didn’t come for branding this year as they often do since they were in Atlanta at the time visiting Michelle’s brother and family. Michelle has two more weeks of school before summer vacation. School is done on the 17th with graduation will follow.
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“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” William James Monday, the Area VII CFEL Extension Club meeting was hosted by the Norris Extension Club at the Township Hall. Twenty ladies from Tripp and Mellette counties were in attendance including the State President Cheryl Cleppent from Wessington Springs. Her husband, Myron, brought her out. Myron spent the day with Bruce Ring and the twosome also enjoyed the dinner at the hall. The Norris Club served rolls in the morning and a delicious roast beef dinner to the group. A silent auction and cultural arts contest were also held. Jessie Ring’s daughter, Sybil, from Cresco, Iowa, was also a guest. Jean Kary and her daughter, Cookie, also arrived from Kansas for the meeting. The guest speaker was Donna Adrian and she gave a lesson on Xeroscape gardening. Donna also presented everyone with plants at the close of the lesson. Everyone enjoyed getting together after our stormy April weather this last month so it made for a very enjoyable day. Track meets, high school rodeos and graduations have kept Carol Ferguson busy recently running local post offices in the surrounding area. She has been working in Belvidere, Wanblee and Norris since the regular employees had some events to attend. She has worked seven days in the past two weeks, twice in two different offices on the same day. Tuesday, Sharon Ring took her grandsons, Jeremy and Tyler, to the Long Valley track meet. Sharon was among the many parents from this area spending the day cheering on the sidelines. That is always one of the biggest days at the end of the school year. Beau Heinert helped Ed Ferguson repair a tractor on Tuesday morning. Ed and Carol went from Rapid City to Winner on business on Wednesday. Thursday afternoon, June Ring hosted the Lutheran Ladies Aid meeting in her home. Deb Ring of Spearfish came home Friday for the weekend. She was kept busy helping work in the yard. Friday, Marjorie Anne Letellier accompanied Julie Leteller to Sunshine Bible Academy. The gals enjoyed attending the grade school track and Bible day where Jace, Jade, Jakki and Jimmy Burma all took part. They had over a hundred students from across the state taking part in the different events in their age groups. Beaver Burma broke the school record for the 6th grade 100 yard dash that day. His cousin, Erica Beckwith, still holds the record for the 6th grade girls. Jakki Burma returned home with them to spend the weekend with the grandparents. Calving and hunting for new baby kittens kept her pretty busy. Bruce and Jessie Ring and Sybil made a trip to Rapid City on Friday. The Rings were invited to do a video tape on Foster Care so did that while in Rapid City, too. Grandma June was busy babysitting at home. Saturday, Tammy Merchen attended a birthday party at the Kadoka Nursing Home in honor of her grandma, Alice Wilmarth, who was having her 94th birthday. Even Alice’s daughter, Lib, and husband, Mike, came to help her celebrate along with Kenny and Cindy Wilmarth and Rick and Paulette Wilmarth of Kadoka. Alice is a very special lady and glad her day was special, too. An Indian taco sale was held Saturday at the home of Florence Mousseaux to benefit the local kids who want to attend the Chippewa Cree Classic basketball tournament. It is Montana’s largest open youth Basketball tournament held June 6-9, 2013. Our kids always do very well representing us especially in basketball. School news: Tuesday the 5th grade will travel to the White River for their graduation to Middle School. Thursday, the kindergarten through second grade will take a field trip to a petting zoo held in White River. Friday is the Circles of Hope celebration for the fifth graders held in White River. Saturday was the big day for college graduations across the state and it seems Norris had more than our share of graduates. Maxine Allard was very proud to be able attend the graduation of her grandson, Patrick Allard, from Black Hills State University in the morning. Patrick graduated with Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Minor in Military Science. That afternoon he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. His parents, Stan and Ivy Allard, held a reception at their home in Rapid City that evening. Evan and Dorothy Bligh also attended the different events in Patrick’s honor. Sunday, Maxine had a very special surprise when four ladies from Hot Springs suddenly stopped in to visit at Stan and Ivy’s. They were her water aerobics friends from Hot Springs. Maxine lived there while caring for her mother and spent time at Evan’s Plunge doing aerobics with these special gals. It was a complete surprise to Maxine and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Don’t forget, Maxine will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday afternoon at the Norris Township Hall. Congratulations also to Loren Berry who graduated Saturday from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. Loren received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mine Engineering. Loren is the son of Ray and Gail Berry of Norris. Loren’s brother, Brent, and wife, Lynnette, and family of Jamestown, ND, also attended the graduation. A reception was held at the Holiday Inn near the civic center following the ceremony. It was the first time the little boy cousins had been together. Anna Letellier of Hulett, Wyoming, also graduated from Black Hills State University in Spearfish. Anna graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor Degrees in Elementary and Special Education. Anna is the daughter of David and Colleen Letellier and the granddaughter of Gale and JoAnn Letellier of Norris. Also attending the ceremony were her uncles, Gary Letellier and Jerry Letellier, and grandma, Barbara Herber, of Kadoka. Jim Carey of Rapid City also attended. The group hosted a picnic in the park at Spearfish following the graduation for those attending the ceremony for Anna. Congratulations to our hometown gal Samantha Taft who graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion on Saturday. Samantha graduated Magna Cum Laude received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Attending the graduation beside her parents, Dan and Susan Taft, and sister, Morgan, of Norris were; her grandparents, Alvin and Judy Simmons, and uncle and aunt, Chris and Cindy Knecht, and sons of Martin. We very proud of all these young people and want to assure them that wherever the road of life may take you that we out here “in the middle of no where” are supporting and praying for you. God bless all of you and thanks for the bragging rights. United States Air Force Tech. Sergeant Tiffany Root and United States Navy PO1 Felix Rivera were married on March 24, 2013, in Alanta, Georgia. Tiffany is the daughter of Leon and Cora Huber of Norris and Felix is the son of Carmen Ocasio and Richard Rivera of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Her mother, Cora Huber, her brother, Ethan, and aunt, Mary Bannister, of Sundance, Wyoming were among those attending the beautiful wedding. The newlyweds are both serving in the United States Military stationed in Germany.
Learning to Cope
I’ve become very adept in the last month at stifling sneezes. There’s a good reason for that. If I sneeze, you see, my back goes into a nasty spasm that tends to take my breath away. In other words, I’ve been coping with one of those times when the back decides to realign itself or when some nerve gets pinched. I don’t know exactly what happens, but the result is a need for cautious movement for several weeks. This is usually a four to six week deal according to past experience, but it is usually worst the first week and then gradually subsides. I haven’t had one of these back affairs for several years now so I guess it was time to sharpen my coping skills. Back when I was in high school and college, I would sometimes get muscle spasms in my neck. I really hated those since they tended to make me walk around with my head held rather stiffly and to one side. Muscle-relaxant pills helped quite a bit, but I haven’t bothered with those this time around. The back problem is more a dull ache than an active pain except, of course, if I cough too hard, sneeze, or bend just wrong. Anytime something hurts, you have to learn, sometimes the hard way, how to act to keep the misery at a minimum. With bad backs, you quickly realize that you shouldn’t just bend over and pick something up off the floor. Instead, you might kneel down on one knee to retrieve the item from way down there. It often seems like you lose hold of a lot more things when picking them up takes caution. Maybe you always drop lots of stuff and don’t notice because you can just lean over and retrieve it without much thought. On the other hand, maybe moving circumspectly tends to make you klutzy so you drop more. Who knows? In the last week, I’m glad to say, I can again just lean over and grab without much thought and maybe I can also sneeze again without major spasms, but I’m going to give that a bit more time before testing the waters, so to speak. I know I can cough harder now without trouble than I could a month ago, but sneezes are a bit more extreme. We humans, as you know, have to learn how to cope with all sorts of things. I know several people who always have some back pain and have for years. Others have difficulty with arthritis, gastric distress, poor vision, bad joints, and what not. There are other hard things to deal with as well such as kids gone wrong or spouses that act badly. Some people can’t escape addictions or adequately see what consequences some of their actions will have. There is no end of those matters we have to fight to keep them from taking us down. Son Chance, I’m sad to say, has had more than his fair share of difficulties to deal with. For starters, autism causes many problems. In part, that is because your senses are all so extreme that one is bombarded with too much input. When your senses of hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste are too well developed, the input is excessive. You have to learn how to block some of that and protect yourself. Chance has developed his defenses enough that he can still be a sweet guy and stay mostly happy, but some of those defenses inhibit what he can do for himself. He needs a lot of care as a result. But, as I said, he’s a very nice fellow so his parents don’t object to helping him live as good a life as possible. On top of the autism, Chance also has myasthenia gravis which is a fairly nasty condition too. In this, the body produces antibodies that interfere with messages from the brain to the muscles and make prolonged movement difficult. Even the medicines needed to keep myasthenia under control cause problems of their own such as sores that take forever to heal. Still, we think an awful lot of our son and will try to keep him with us as long as possible. Just watching his constant but good-natured struggle is an inspiration to those of us who have so much less to complain about. By the way, in case you sometime need to stifle a sneeze, here’s what I’ve learned. The first line of defense is closing off the nostril that is starting to itch. This is done by laying one finger aside of the nose like Santa Claus does in the old poem. He probably does that to prevent sneezes caused by all the soot in the chimneys he’s popping up and down in. If that doesn’t quite do it, simply quit breathing altogether (briefly of course.) After the itch subsides, you should probably blow your nose to keep things under control down the line. That’s how it’s done. Fortunately, I shouldn’t have to worry a lot about sneezing in the near future, but now I know how to prevent it. After reading this, so do you, but hopefully you’ll never need to find out if I know what I’m talking about.
Root, Rivera married
Maxine Allard on her 90th birthday
on Saturday, May 11 • 1 to 4 p.m. CST at the Community Hall in Norris.
She requests no gifts please, but cards may be sent to Maxine Allard, PO Box 98, Norris, SD 57560.
Join us for an open house to honor
United States Air Force Tech. Sergeant Tiffany Root and United States Navy PO1 Felix Rivera were married on March 24, 2013, in Alanta, Georgia. Tiffany is the daughter of Leon and Cora Huber of Norris. Felix is the son of Carmen Ocasio and Richard Rivera of Sierra Vista, Arizona. The newlyweds are both serving in the United States Military stationed in Germany.
Belvidere Firemen’s Feed & Dance
at the Belvidere Fire Hall
Saturday, June 8
Burgers, Brats, Beans & Beer!
Free-will offering Feed at 6 p.m.
80 years young on May 14, 2013.
Come & wish her happy birthday on Sat., May 11 • 2 - 4 p.m. at Club 27 • Kadoka
Cards may be sent to: 24291 Community Well Road Belvidere, SD 57521
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to Midnight Sunday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Open Daily 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 24/7 Credit Card Pumps
Diesel • Gas Farm Fuel Pop • Snacks • Beer
Starting case lot specials.
Street Dance to Country Rush
Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
We will also hold our CASH raffle drawing that night!
See any BVFD fireman for raffle tickets!
Lib and Mike Thomas of Aiken, SC, arrived in Kadoka on Monday, April 29, to spend a week here visiting her mom, Alice Wilmarth, and other relatives and friends. They helped Alice celebrate her 94th birthday which was on May 3. A family birthday party was held at the Kadoka Nursing Home on Saturday where Alice is a resident. The Thomas’ left for their South Carolina home this past Monday. Clara Belle Weller spent several days in the Philip hospital last week according to her husband, Bud. Glenn and Lucy Freeman were over on Sunday and said that she is doing better and has now been moved to a swing bed at the hospital. Sympathy is extended this week to the family of Theresa (Herber) Hockenbary of Valentine, NE, who passed away on Saturday, April 27, at home. Theresa’s funeral was held on May 1 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. She and her husband, Rodney Hockenbary, were both graduates of Kadoka High School. Among area relatives who attended her funeral were Barbara and Bernard Herber, Kathy Brown, Pat and Monica Weaver and Shirley and Stanley Porch. Jerry Baldwin went to the McRae hunting cabin near Hill City on Saturday. He said about twenty hunters were there to do some wild turkey hunting and Rich McRae was the chief cook. He is doing pretty well since his recent bout with cancer, was somewhat tired to do any hunting, but is a good cook. One of his sons drove him to the cabin from his home in Englewood, CO. Many friends and family from this area have enjoyed hunting at the McRae cabin for many years beginning with Harold McRae’s hunting trips. Pat and Boyd Porch left on April 26 for Owatonna, MN, where they visited her sister and husband, Marlys and Phil Mickelson, that evening and then on Saturday drove to St. Paul where their granddaughter, Rachel Schoon, of Brandon participated in a Regional Bible Quiz. Her team qualified for the national competition in Chicago which will be held in June. On Saturday afternoon they were in Chaska, MN, where grandchildren Sienna and Sawyer Clement were in the musical production of “Fiddler on the Roof”, which was very enjoyable. They returned to Kadoka on Sunday, the 28. On Saturday evening thirteen members of the Class of ‘71 and their spouses met at Club 27 for a turning “60”get-together. Among those classmates were Pam (Uhlir) Bonenberger, Jim Kujawa, Jerry Willert, Beth (Jeffords) Boersma, Carolyn (Terkildsen) McGinley, Newt Hicks, Kelly Riggins, JR Rodgers, Kathy (Handcock) Rock, Paul Gropper, Lib (Wilmarth) Thomas, Bob Eckert, and Cleve Prichard. Happy 60th birthday to all of them this year. Viola and Russ Olney, Rusty and Marcy are all finally back in South Dakota after spending seven weeks at Rochester’s Mayo Clinic and Cannon Falls Rehab Center where Viola was a patient. Viola was taken to the Philip hospital on Thursday but transferred to Rapid City later. Girls State Orientation was held in Kadoka on Sunday at the Gateway Apartments Community Room with girls from Kadoka Area High School and Martin High School in attendance. The get-together was sponsored by the Jackson County American Legion Auxiliary. Girls State will be held in Vermillion from May 27 through June 1. The regular meeting of the auxiliary will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. At that time the unit will set a date for the annual Poppy Day in Kadoka. Ty Thompson place in a tie for 6th place in a rodeo in Guymon, OK., held May 3-5. He scored an 83 and won $555. He is the son of Roddy Thompson and grandson of Stanley and Shirley Porch of Wanblee.
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Kadoka Nursing Home
Cathy Stone • 837-2270
The nice weather has made it a full week for visitors! On Sunday, Deb and Vern Green stopped into to see their mom, Bunny Green. They enjoyed spending the afternoon together. Reverend Ray Greenseth and Colleen dropped in our their way back to Murdo to see Mary Ellen Herbaugh and Mel Koester. Elaine Kemnitz went to the rodeo on Friday with her husband, Don. They had a great time and she was back for supper. Sydney Word and Mary Gropper came by to visit with Micki Word. Micki continues to see Bob and other community members throughout the week. Joy Parker is blessed to get to see her family and friends every week. They are so good to her. Hal, Edie, and Amber Ireland, and boys, were here on Friday to take Shorty to the funeral of his special friend, Harriet Noteboom. Lyndy and Kenny were also in attendance. Betty VanderMay got a visit from her brother and his wife. Her sister, Frances Terkildsen, came by to visit also. Another visitor to stop by Betty’s room was Mary Gropper, the ladies had a lot to talk about. Alice Wilmarth spent the week visiting with her daughter, Libby, and her husband, Mike. Alice celebrated her 94th birthday all week long! They had a party for her on Saturday. A good time was had by all! Emma Jarl had a few friends drop in to see her and she’s been busy feeding and watering those birds. This really keeps her occupied throughout the day! Mary Bull Bear got a visit from Rayna Grimes and Amanda Reddy. They always bring many smiles. Laughs to grandma Mary. Arlys Klundt and Raynita were down for the weekend to see his mom, Ruth. The weather is finally cooperating so we can finally get out and enjoy the sun. Praise God! On Friday, we took many residents to the circus at the civic center in Rapid City. Those attending were: Betty VanderMay, Mary Bull Bear, Mary Herbaugh, Sheila Parker, Kate DeVries, Elmer Williams, Jobie Gerry, Charity Edwards, Cathy Stone, Marlene Hawes, and Kenton McKeehan. Everyone had great time and we all had our favorite acts! Upcoming events: NationalNursing Home Week, 5/19-5/26. Many fun events are being planned with a crazy hat day, country western day, and a dog show scheduled for Friday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. Bring and show off your pet!
Gov. Daugaard honors state’s top seniors
Kwincy Ferguson (L) received an acdemic excellence award from Gov. Daugaard in Pierre. Gov. Dennis Daugaard joined in celebrating an accomplished group of graduating seniors and encouraged them to grow their own roots in South Dakota during the 23rd Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on April 30. “Some of the greenest pastures in America are right here in South Dakota,” Gov. Daugaard said, noting the low cost and high quality of living South Dakota offered. Hosted by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota and sponsored by the South Dakota Community Foundation and Citibank, the banquet honored more than 200 students from the state’s public, private and tribal schools. “Today we celebrate excellence and this is what it looks like,” ASBSD President Pam Haukaas of the Colome Consolidated school district said. Schools are asked to identify one student for every 100 graduating seniors based on academic criteria, such as grade-point average and scores on college readiness tests. Parents and high school principals are requested to join each student and share in the celebration. An impassioned Gov. Daugaard urged students to show their appreciation for the dedication of those closest to them as he reminisced about his parents’ commitment to be there for him. “Remember all the people who got you here,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Remember that they love you.”
Lola Joyce Riggins
Susie Bauman, Marjorie Peters, Jean Addison, Shirley Josserand, and Beverly Howe were busy quilting in the community room at the Gateway Apartments last week. The community room was a busy place when the Kadoka Kraft Club met there to do some projects. Tyler Bayne, Mike Horb, and Jason Bodd Icker from Mr. Electric of Rapid City have been at the Gateway Apartments rewiring the fire alarm system. Lola Joyce Riggins enjoyed a birthday dinner with her son, Kelly, and grandson, Jason, at Jigger’s on Sunday. She was honored with a serenade from the waitress of the Happy Birthday song, cake and ice cream. It was a special day. Bonnie Riggins has been taking therapy treatments at Philip lately. Bonnie attended the branding of her son, Stephen Riggins, on Sunday. Henry and Linda Yellow Elk are new residents at the Gateway Apartments. On Monday they accompanied Linda’s mother from Wanblee to Rapid City to attend the viewing for Delores Standing Soldier who passed away. Her funeral was held on Wednesday in Wanblee. Delores and her husband, Robert, were dedicated Legion members in Wanblee
Arndt, Weitschat to wed
Join us for lunch…
Sunday, May 12
Mother’s Day Buffet
Beef, ham & broasted chicken with salad bar and dessert
Picnic in the park
serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Daily Noon Speicals Monday through Friday Serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
837-2000 • Kadoka
4th Annual Mother’s Day Open House
Incredible Metal Art Gallery
Located: 14 mi. South of Kadoka, Hwy 73, 3 mi. East on Swift Horse Rd.
It may have been chilly outside, but the students enjoyed the picnic in the park on Wednesday, May 1.
Sun., May 12 • 1 to 4 p.m.
Sign our guest book & win a door prize. Refreshments & Goodies
James and Gayle Arndt of Rolling Stone, MN, and Rev. Arthur and Doris Weitschat of Hot Springs would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Jessica Lynn Arndt and Jonathan Andrew Weitschat. Jessica is a 2007 graduate of Lewiston-Altura High School of Lewiston, MN, and 2010 graduate of Rochester Community College of Rochester, MN, as a potential veterinary technician. She is currently employed at All Creatures Animal Clinic in Pierre. Jonathan is a 2007 graduate of Bison High School of Bison, SD. He is currently employed at Guadalajara Resturant and FedEx Ground in Pierre. A June 22, 2013 wedding is being planned in Winona, MN. The couple plans to make their home in Pierre.
Renowned Artist: Richard DuBois
Local Artist: Lorna Moore and Loni-Air/NuSkin
and a new guest jewelry guest made locally
Special Guest: Tom DeVries
with his team of horses & carriage
Kadoka Nursing Home Fundraiser 5K Run / 2 Mile Walk & Bake Sale Saturday, June 22
9:30 a.m.: Sack Race ages 1-9 years 10:00 a.m.: 5K Run / 2 Mile Walk Awards and refreshments to follow.
Dance to Westbound
Saturday, May 11
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Registration and fees due before June 1 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.
Race Day registrations WELCOME, but not guaranteed a T-shirt.
5K Run $25 • 2 Mile Walk $20 • Sack Race Free
Starting Line will be at the Kadoka Nursing Home
~ ~ SPECIAL ~ ~
Prime Rib Steak
with salad bar
Friday & Saturday
Questions or to register contact Keena at knh5K@outlook.com or 605-837-2270
Hwy 284 • Kadoka • 837-2241
Regional spelling bee held April 29 in Kadoka
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American Legion essay contest
First grade, back row (L-R): 5th place, Kade Larson, Jones County; 4th place, Jess Jones, Philip; 3rd place, Wakely Burns, Philip. Front row: 2nd place, Kaitlyn Scholfield, Kadoka Area, Midland; 1st place, Tristen Host, Jones County. Second grade, back row (L-R): 5th place, Levi Williams, Philip; 4th place, Jadyn Jensen, Jones County; 3rd place, Alisse Janis, Kadoka Area, Long Valley. Front row, 2nd place, McKenna McIlravy, Philip; 1st place, Gracie Fitzgerald, Philip. Fifth and sixth grade American Legion essay winners were Eve Patterson (L) second place and Jarred Hicks first place. The title of the essay was “What Freedom Do I Enjoy the Most?” --by Jarred Hicks What freedom do I enjoy the most? My favorite freedom is bearing arms. I like to have arms for enhunting, and tertainment, protection. My number one, favorite reason for owning a gun is to go out to the wide open South Dakota plains and have fun trying to shoot the destructive prairie dog. I said trying because most of the time I can’t hit the broad side of a barn. Just think you’re bored, and instead of sitting in front of the T.V. roasting your brain, you could go and shoot targets, varmints and have the best time ever. My second reason for bearing arms is for hunting wildlife. Hunting is really fun and takes place in the great outdoors. You can fill your tag and explore and have fun going out in to the country. For example you get two big mule deer rifle tags and you can’t fill them without a rifle. My final reason is for protection of your home, family, and animals. Just stop and think, you’re walking along and you hear a rattle snake start buzzing. You cautiously look down, and it is on the end of your toes. All you have to do is take a colt revolver pistol and shoot the scare the slimy thing. Guns hurt people. No, No, No, have you ever seen a gun jump off the shelf, put a shell in, and shoot at someone. That is why my favorite freedom in wide open Kadoka, SD, plains is bearing arms and I am proud of it.
--by Eve Patterson The freedom I take pleasure in the most is the freedom to own land. Without owning farm land how would people produce grains that are used to make food? If everyone grows food, there will be enough to eat. Farming Americans are like little ants helping each other and working together. If we don’t own grass covered lands, what would our livestock eat? Long ago the pilgrims provided for their livestock. When the pilgrims came to the colonies, they worked very hard to make America a great nation. The men did the field and livestock work, while the women did the cooking, cleaning, and the house work. Sometimes the women would also help the men in the fields. The Native Americans showed the pilgrims how to grow crops and keep food fresh over time. The pilgrims and the Native Americans have given us great ideas on which we can build and continue to provide for our great nation. The freedom to own land and grow vegetables, will keep our great nation healthy. If we don’t keep our country healthy, we could become a society that is lazy, fat, and lacks nutrition. We want to be a proud country. “Why would we want to own land and do all the work? Why can’t we eat junk food and be lazy? Why can’t we have slaves?” Fact: Abraham Lincoln made a law against slavery. Fact: if we eat junk food, we won’t be healthy and would look like a very disappointing country. If we don’t have any land or work to do, what would we have? What would we do other than be languid, gazing at the T.V. or consuming chips? Owning land and doing work is the freedom I enjoy the most. Veterans... The Apple of Our Eye by Jessica Enders We have adopted a soldier. We send him things. I like to give him things. He helps save our lives. They saved people from the war. Some are alive and some are not. They helped people in the war. They helped build houses. They saved our country. They protect the citizens. Veterans protect our freedom. We celebrate veterans every day.
Third grade, back row (L-R): 5th place, Allison Williams, Philip; 4th place, Bridger Hight, Jones County; 3rd place, Katie But- Fourth grade, back row (L-R): 5th place, Jasmine Hiatt, Philip; ler, Philip. Front row: 2nd place, McCoy Peterson, Philip; 1st 4th place, Sarah Parsons, Philip, 3rd place, Jackson Grimes, place, Kayin Conveyk, Jones County. Kadoka Area. Front row: 2nd place, Sophia Kustar, Jones County; 1st place, Wyatt Olsen, Jones County.
Veterans... The Apple of Our Eye by Hudson Johnson Fighting for freedom, On the ground in the air, In the water everywhere, Keeping us safe. Veterans are made of braveness For fighting for this world For keeping us safe, Nothing can stop the United States Forces. I am glad they are fighting for me And thank them fighting for every one I would thank them for fighting for me Proud soldiers that fight for me. Veterans... The Apple of Our Eye by Fred Waters Men and women dreaming about it My brother is getting fit so he can join it, The military that can be scary, Veterans are the apple of my eyes. The military have to be brave and strong, They have to fight for us, Fight for our hope and freedom, Fight for love of our country. They will fight for our flag, They are so very brave, That is why Veterans are, The apple of my eye.
Fifth grade, back row (L-R); 5th place, Mason Grimes, Kadoka Area, Interior; 4th place, Dylan Iwan, Jones County; 3rd place, Autumn Parsons, Philip. Front row: 2nd place, Riley Rankin, Jones County, 1st place, Rosalie Rosales, Kadoka Area, Interior.
Sixth grade, back row (L-R): 5th place, Morgan Feddersen, Jones County; 4th place, Jasmine Fergusson, Philip; 3rd place, Lillianna HighHorse, Kadoka Area. Front row: 2nd place Aitanna Nadala, Philip, 1st place, Morgan Cantrell, Philip.
Fourth grade, back row (L-R): Miranda Gay 1st place Poetry Class II; TJ Hamar 2nd Class I Essay. Front row: Jessica Enders 2nd place Class V, Hudson Johnston 2nd place Class II Poetry, Jade Hutchinson 2nd place Class I Essay. Not pictured Fred Waters, 1st place, Poetry Class V. --courtsey photos --by Jade Hutchinson What freedom do I enjoy the most? What church do you worship? Do you go to church every Sunday? Do you like to sing at church? The freedom of religion is the freedom I enjoy the most. I can attend the church of my choice or not attend church at all. If I don’t like a church I can travel and go to a different one. In our country, the government can’t pay for a church because we have separation of church and government. If the government ran our churches everyone would have to go to the church the government told us too. Instead we can be happy with the churches we have. Also the government can’t favor one church over the others. If they did, that church could get money from the government to help pay for that church. If one church got money and the others didn’t, it would not be fair. In the United States, the government doesn’t build our churches, the people build the churches. If the church are too small for all of its people, they can add on or build a whole new church without asking the government first. I love churches and I am glad we have them in our country, because they are so special to me. --by TJ Hamar What freedom do I enjoy the most? Have you ever thought of the freedoms? I have. I will tell you about my favorite freedom; the freedom of speech. The freedom of speech is all around us. I like the freedom of speech because you can say things about our elected officials and you don’t get thrown in jail. In other countries you may not be able to disagree with the government officials without getting in trouble. Many people that do speak out and are put in jail. I also like the freedom of speech because you can disagree with other people and ideas. You can voice your opinions freely and you won’t get in trouble. You also don’t get what you want all the time, but sometimes enough people agree with your opinion and changes are made. I like the freedom of speech because you can choose to share your ideas or not. Sometimes I want to share my ideas and sometimes I may not. This is my choice, not someone else’s. We have many freedoms, but my favorite freedom is the freedom of speech. What is yours?
Seventh grade, back row (L-R): 5th place, Katy Manke, Jones County; 4th place, Kobie Davis, Philip; 3rd place, Bobbi Antonsen, Philip. Front row: 2nd place, Esperanza Hartman, Kadoka Area; 1st place, Tristen Schofield, Philip.
Eighth grade, back row (L-R): 5th place, Peyton Kuchenbecker, Philip; 4th place, Jake Lolley, Jones County; 3rd place, Ciara Stoddard, Kadoka Area. Front row: 2nd place, McKenzie Stilwell, Kadoka Area; 1st place, Jacob Rosales, Kadoka Area, Interior. --photos by Joan Enders
Arbor Day poem and poster winners
In honor of Arbor Day, Kadoka Area fifth grade students submitted poems and posters to share their ideas about the important impact trees have in our daily lives. Taking top honors in the poem division was Cee Cee O’Daniel with her poem entitled “Early Spring.” In the poster division, Katie Reddest received first place with her poster entitled “Trees are Terrific … in Cities and Towns!”
In early spring the lifeless trees start to rapidly grow The many people carefully soap them to keep away the hungry doe We walk through the flowery meadow To see the fruit trees sprouting flowers The bright red fruit that will be on the trees Will be painfully sour One famous person who planted these wonderful, towering trees Is the one and only adventurous Johnny Appleseed He faithfully planted tree seeds in every treeless place
By Cee Cee O’Daniel
Sewing his torn, buckskin bag with brown, skinny lace If it weren’t for him, everywhere would be treeless and slightly dim With no sprouting trees to be miraculously found There would just be tons of treeless, nonliving mounds Though Johnny did not plant them all We can thoughtfully plant the rest Then the plains will soon be green and flourishing, the best I guarantee that you will love planting these So come help plant like Johnny Appleseed And save the trees with me
Cee Cee O’Daniel
Katie Reddest, who is in the fifth grade, received first place for her poster entitled “Trees are Terrific … in Cities and Towns!”
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Kougar track team competes at Sturgis
The Kadoka Area track team traveled to Sturgis to compete on Saturday, April 27. Girl’s Events 3200 M Relay: 7th Shaley Herber, Scout Sudbeck, Emily Knutson, Tori Letellier 11:05 100 M Hurdles: Marti Herber 18.9; Myla Pierce 18.9 400 M Relay: Kwincy Ferguson, Kassie Hicks, Myla Pierce, Ciara Stoddard 57.9 1600 M Run: Scout Sudbeck 6:13 800 M Relay: Kwincy Ferguson, Shaley Herber, Marti Herber and Ciara Stoddard 1600 Medley: Kwincy Ferguson, Tori Letellier, Shaley Herber andScout Sudbeck 4:49 200 M Dash:Tori Letellier 29.1; Ciara Stoddard 31.2; Kassie Hicks 31.7 1600 M Relay: Shaley Herber, Kwincy Ferguson, Emily Knutson and Tori Letellier 4:45 Boy’s Events 110 M Hurdles: Chandlier Sudbeck 17.07 1600 M Run: Steven Kiewel 5:52 800 M Relay: True Buchholz, Sam Pretty Bear, AJ Bendt andChris Anderson 1:42 1600 Medley: True Buchholz, Chandlier Sudbeck, Sam Pretty Bear and Chris Anderson 4:19 3200 M Run: Bobby Anderson 11:28 800 M Run: Steven Kiewel 2:34 Bobby Anderson 2:24 300 M Hurdles: 3rd Chandlier Sudbeck 41.89
Rodeo team opens season strong
Kadoka - 1st Performance Pole Bending: 1st Riley Smith, Rapid City 21.454; 2nd Joeni Lueders, Spearfish 21.57; 3rd Hanna Hostutler, Midland 21.718; 4th Karlie Robertson, Caputa 22.192 Barebacks: 1st Trig Clark, Meadow 65; 2nd Tayte Clark, Meadow 61; 3rd JD Anderson, Hill City 56; 4th Casey Reder, Milesville 53 Steer Wrestling: 1st Jacob Kammerer, Philip 4.93; 2nd Jake Fulton, Valentine 5.06; 3rd Tyler Gaer, Newell 5.72; 4th Carson Johnston, Elm Springs 7.15 Breakaway: 1st Kaitlin Peterson, Sturgis 3.25; 2nd Tawny Barry, Carter 3.29; 3rd Mikahla Ferguson, Hermosa 4.02; 4th Sierra Correll, Edgemont 4.57 Goat Tying: 1st Cedar Jandreau, Kennebec 8.75; 2nd Tawny Barry, Carter 8.77; 3rd Maggie Heibergerhart, Ford 8.87; 4th Katie Lensegrav, Interior 9.7 Saddle Broncs: 1st Tayte Clark, Meadow 69; 2nd Teal Schmidt, Sturgis 62; 3rd Trig Clark, Meadow 61; 4th Reed Johnson, Philip 58 Team Roping: 1st Connor McNenny, Sturgis and Jade Schmidt, Box Elder 10.52; 2nd Tyler Gaer, Newell, and Carson Musick, Pierre 11.28; 3rd Grady Egly, Olerichs, and JD Kirwin, Bonesteel-11.88; 4th Rance Johnson, Philip; Jacob Kammerer, Philip-11.94 Tie Down Roping: 1st Connor McNenny, Sturgis 13.37; 2nd Samuel Bolden, Oglala 14.18; 3rd Tayte Clark, Meadow 16.4; 4th Lane Blasius, Wall 16.85 Barrels: 1st Katie Lensegrav, Interior 17.06; 2nd Jana Hunt, Dupree 17.16; 3rd Maggie Heibergerhart, Ford 17.275; 4th Hanna Hostutler, Midland 17.372 Bull Riding: 1st Lane Green, Herrick 63; 2nd Levi Schonenbaum, Faith 57; 3rd Tanner Langdeau, Presho 51; 4th Riley Paige, Colton 50 Boys Cutting: 1st Wyatt Maciejewski, Rapid City 70; 2nd Clint Stangle, Caputa 68; tie 3rd/4th True Buchholz, Kadoka 62 and Jeb Hunt, Faith 62 Girls Cutting: 1st Erin Kenzy, Iona 73.4; 2nd Brandy March, Hot Springs 72.5; 3rd Kaitlin Peterson, Sturgis 72; 4th Karlee Peterson, Sturgis 71 Kadoka - 2nd Performance Pole Bending: 1st Katie Lensegrav, Interior 21.438; 2nd Josie Blasius, Wall 21.995; Katie Hostutler, Midland 22.027; Hanna Hostutler, Midland 22.109 Barebacks: Trig Clark, Meadow 63; 2nd Tayte Clark, Meadow 58; 3rd JD Anderson, Hill City 55; Casey Reder, Milesville 54 Steer Wrestling: 1st Brendon Porch, Kadoka 5.61; 2nd Jake Fulton, Valentine 6.05; Cammeron Fanning, Olivet 6.22; Lane Patterson, Kadoka 7.72 Breakaway: 1st Cedar Jandreau, Kennebec 3.63; 2nd Carlee Johnston, Elm Springs 3.86; Katie Hostutler, Midland 4.18; 4th Maggie Heiberger, Hartford 4.33 Goat Tying: 1st Maggie Heiberger, Hartford 8.72; Katie Lensegrav, Interior 8.80; 3rd Cedar Jandreau, Kennebec 9.24; 4th Tawny Berry, Carter 9.42 Saddle Bronc: 1st Tayte Clark, Meadow 67 Team Roping: 1st Lane Blasius, Wall, and Carson Johnston, Elm Springs 10.36; 2nd Tyler Gaer, Newell, and Carson Musick, Pierre 11.34; 3rd Grady Egly, Olerichs, and JD Kirwan, Bonesteel 11.40; 4th Jace Christensen, Flandreau, and Micheal Bohnenkamp, Baltic 12.33 Tie Down Roping: 1st Carson Musick, Pierre 11.22; 2nd Connor McNenny, Sturgis 12.30; 3rd Grady Egly, Olerichs 12.93; 4th Jake Fulton, Valentine 14.41 Barrels: 1st Josie Blasius, Wall 16.921; 2nd Joeni Lueders, Spearfish 17.002; Peedee Doyle, St. Onge 17.062; 4th Katie Lensegrav, Interior 17.159 Bull Riding: 1st John Murray, Parmalee 61 Boys Cutting: 1st Wyatt Maciejewski, Rapid City 71; 2nd True Buchholz, Kadoka 70.5; 3rd Zane Whitney, Iona 65; tie 4th/5th Klay O’Daniel, Kadoka 64 and Kenny Carmichael, Faith 64 Girls Cutting: 1st Erin Kenzy, Iona 72.5; 2nd Karlie Peterson, Sturgis 70; 3rd Deorgia Edoff, Hermosa 69; tie 4th/5th Cassity Goetz, New Underwood 66 and Kassidy Batie, Black Hawk 66 Results from the 3rd performance from Burke will be in next week’s issue.
Chandlier Sudbeck 300 M hurdles. --photos by Tim Huether
Brendon Porch - Steer Wrestling
--photo by Robyn Jones
Gavin DeVries in shot put.
Scout Sudbeck in the medley relay.
Marti Herber - Girls Cutting
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True Buchholz - Boys Cutting --photo by Rhonda Antonsen
Klay O’Daniel - Boys Cutting
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Katie Lensegrav - Pole Bending --photo by Rhonda Antonsen
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Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267 HOSTA Training SDSU will be hosting 4 Hazardous Occupation Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) sessions this spring throughout South Dakota. HOSTA is a program which aims to educate South Dakota youth about the dangers associated with working on a farm or ranch. The law states that youth 14 to 15 years old must complete the HOSTA training to work on a farm or ranch for anyone other than their parents. Youth who are employed on their home farm exempt from the rule. When youth become 16 years of age, this law no longer applies. Youth who are working on their family farm are still encouraged to attend. Agricultural is the only industry in the U.S.A. that allows youth under the age of 16 to be considered a legal employee. That and the fact that Farming/ranching is considered one of the ten most dangerous jobs, it is evident that we must educate youth about dangers on farms and ranches for the safety of themselves and others. The number one way to prevent farm accidents is by educating about possible dangers and giving students the knowledge to asses a situation for hazards. For this reason, all youth ages 14-16 are strongly encouraged to attend. Dates and locations of the training will be: Brookings on May 28 at 10:00 a.m. in Ag Engineering building, room 125. Aberdeen on May 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Aberdeen regional extension center Winner on May 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Winner regional extension center Gettysburg on June 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the C&B operations John Deere dealership. All locations have a minimum requirement of 6 students pre-registered by Friday, May 24 at 4:00 p.m. If a location does not have six students pre-registered by the deadline, that session will be cancelled. Cost of the training is $25 per student. The safety training will consist of classroom instruction, and a driving test. Students are expected to study the 48 core tasks sheets prior to the classroom session. A written exam will be given over the 48 core task sheets, which must be passed with a minimum of 75% correct for the student to advance to the driving portion of the training. The task sheets can be found at: http://www.sdstate.edu/abe/extension/hosta/task-sheets/index.cfm To register for the HOSTA safety training course, contact Nic Uilk at Nicholas.email@example.com or (605)688-5675 or Candy Willms at (605)688-5141. Those attending the Winner training can also contact The Winner Regional Extension Center, 842-1267. Cedar Trees Turning Brown? Cedar trees are turning brown in south-central South Dakota. Much of the problem has been attributed to cedar bark beetles that are attacking trees that have been stressed from the drought. If trees are otherwise healthy, the trunks and larger branches can be sprayed with carbaryl or permethrin by June 1 to control the beetles. The effectiveness of insecticide applications on severely stressed trees is highly questionable. The map is populated with both FAA and AgNet weather stations, which can be clicked for up-to-date information at the site. More detailed information can be accessed by clicking “Query”, and then the weather station of your choice. Scab risk and probability, temperature, precipitation and humidity are shown for the previous week at that site. Calendar 5/14-15: Spring Extension Conference, Brookings, SD 5/28/2013: HOSTA, 10:00 a.m., SDSU Ag Engineering Building, Room 125, Brookings, SD 5/29/2013: HOSTA, 10:30 a.m., Aberdeen Regional Extension Center, Aberdeen, SD 5/30/2013: HOSTA, 10:00 a.m., Winner Regional Extension Center, Winner, SD 6/3/2013: HOSTA, 10:00 a.m., C&B Operations John Deere Dealership Gettysburg, SD
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Haakon County Conservation District Manager Shelia Trask sponsored conservation projects with students at the Midland Elementary School, May 1. The projects were specifically related to germination and pollination. Student created pine cone bird feeders to take home. Students, under the tutelage of classroom instructors Renee Schofield and Mary Parquet, are show with flower creations. Back row, from left, are Trask, Logan Sammons, Eagan Fitzgerald, Ashley Hand, Kash Block and Carson Daly. Front: Dane Daly, Kaitlyn Schofield, Morgan Sam--courtesy photo mons and Cass Finn.
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Its committee is seeking nominations for South Dakota State University’s Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Award Program. This year marks the 86th anniversary of the program, which was founded in 1927. The intent of this program is to recognize citizens for a lifetime of leadership and service. The nominees should have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation; and should be known for giving unselfishly of their talent, time and leadership. There is no age requirement, but the nominees must be living. Husband and wife combinations may be nominated, but a separate nomination form is needed for each individual. Up to five letters of reference are also invited. Official brochures detailing the selection process and criteria and official nomination forms are available online at sdstate.edu/abs/honors/eminent.cfm. These forms are the basis for the selection process. To request a brochure and form, or for more information, contact Angela Loftesness at 605-688-6732 or at angela.loftesness@ sdstate.edu. All nominations must be received by June 1. Send nominations to EFRH Nominations; Attn: Angela Loftesness, Dean's Office, ABS College SDSU, Box 2207, Brookings, SD 57007. Or, nominations can be e-mailed to angela. firstname.lastname@example.org. The awards will be presented at SDSU on September 20 by the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and the College of Education and Human Sciences.
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Class B - Region 7 Track & Field
Kadoka Kougar Track Team
Fourth row (L-R): Julie Hermann, Clint Stout, AJ Bendt, Victoria Letellier, Racheal Shuck, Logan Ammons, Paul Kary, Chandlier Sudbeck, Sam Pretty Bear, Dave Ohrtman. Third row: Dana Eisenbraun, True Buchholz, Dylan Westman, Marti Herber, Shaley Herber, Gavin DeVries, Dustin Enders. Second row: Kyler Ferguson, Emily Knutson, Ciara Stoddard, MacKenzie Word, Scout Sudbeck, Kate Rasmussen, Myla Pierce, Misty Anderson. First row: Joanne Cross-Amiotte, Steven Kiewel, Matt Pretty Bear, Bobby Anderson, Cassie Hicks, Kwincy Ferguson, Jerica Coller.
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Huffman finishes sixth at Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio
cial turf. It was very similar to that of the pre-historic Olympic games in Greece. “It was a very emotional morning as there was a contribute to the bombings during the Boston Marathon,” said Huffman. “A plane flew overhead pulling a large flag commemorating the date of the bombings from this year. There was a moment of silence followed by a commemorative speech and round of applause. This really brought the runners and running family closer together. “When the race started, I was running somewhere around the top 10. It was hard to figure out what place you were in exactly as there were some marathoners and halfmarathoners all starting at the same time. I figured I was running somewhere between 6-10,” said Huffman. “My goal was to get in the top 10 and possibly try getting into the top 5 in order to receive money. 1st place received $1,000 and all the way down to 5th which received $250. “I was running with a group of guys all through the first 8 miles, until two of the guys turned to finish the half-marathon. The other guy and I ran together until mile 18 or 19 where I started to pull away from him. Somewhere in the 19th mile, another guy passed me and stayed about 100 yards ahead of me for the rest of the way. Little did I know that was for the number five spot and the $250. I was first in my age group which won me some small running items. “I still ran a good race which is the fastest time since the Boston marathon two years ago. I credit this to my training partner Jase Kraft for pushing me all winter with some speed workouts. I could really tell that this helped out a lot,” Huffman concluded.
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Philip Drama Club’s “Bubba’s Revenge” a country musical hit
A country western seance set to music? Shown encouraging the medium (no, he’s a small) is Deb Smith as a deceased “Honky Tonk Angel.” As far away as possible is Bubba, played by Harlan Moos, who is the only one with the dreadful “gift” of being able to see her. The others are trying to communicate with their former Nashville partner and prove Bubba isn’t such a loser. Shown from left are actors Barb Bowen, Mike Vetter, Ray Gibson and Maureen Palecek. --photo by Del BarThis year the Philip Drama Club will perform the country western musical “Bubba’s Revenge,” a sequel to last year’s comedy musical “Honky Tonk Angels.” Local actors portray fictional and real life singers/songwriters, including Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Billy Ray Cyrus. The plot is simple. Two friends and their husbands are going to visit their former Nashville singing partner for the opening of her world tour. It also happens to be her birthday, which is on Halloween. An accident of a mirror-ball falling on her turns the visit into a musical tribute, one in which her spirit becomes involved. The “Honky Tonk Angels” are reunited, for at least this show. The audience is encouraged to join in with the final numbers, which include “Amazing Grace” and “Will the Circle be Unbroken.” The musical comedy “Bubba’s Revenge” is an evening of country music that will keep the audience involved, laughing, tapping their toes and singing along. See this week's advertisement in the Profit for show dates and times, as well as ticket information.
Curtis Huffman prepares to run in the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon. --courtesy photos Curtis Huffman recently ran in the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon in Toledo, OH. He finished sixth out of 918 participants with a time of 2 hours, 37 minutes, and 35 seconds. This was Huffman’s 13th marathon in 12 different states. The weather was rainy with the temperatures around 50-55 degrees. There were some elite caliber athletes running looking to run close to the Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 2:18:00. Huffman’s wife, Casey, volunteered as a directional guide at one of the corners during the 5K race. The marathon course took Huffman and the other marathoners and half marathoners through downtown Toledo. The race started and finished on the campus of the University of Toledo. The start was next to the football bowl with the finish coming inside of the bowl and finishing inside on the artifi-
Interior School students win National Kids to Parks contest
To get ready for their campout next month, the students participated in an Explorers Program with Badlands Chief Ranger Casey Osback.They learned about search and rescue procedures, getting hands-on training in important outdoor skills that professional rangers rely on. "The Explorers Program allows kids to learn by doing," said Osback."We hope the memories they make today will inspire some of them to pursue careers in the parks.Ultimately, our work with these students is helping to create the next generation of park stewards." Interior middle school teacher Jennifer Van Pelt said, "The kids are so excited about this opportunity.It's a great culmination of our ongoing educational partnership with Badlands." The National Kids to Parks Day Contest is sponsored by the National Park Trust. The contest supports bringing students to parks for National Kids to Parks Day, an annual celebration that supports First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move Outside!" initiative. Winning schools around the country receive funding for one park experience, including school bus transportation, healthy snacks, park related fees, or supplies.
Huffman crosses the finish line and claimed sixth place.
DENR recognizes West River/LymanJones for drinking water compliance
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today that the West River/Lyman-Jones public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Decade of Drinking Water Excellence Award. The award is for outstanding water system operations and environmental compliance with state drinking water standards for the past ten years. The system’s operation specialists are Jake Fitzgerald, Michael Vetter, Ed Venard, Brandon Kinsley, Eddie Dartt, John Kramer, Steven Baker and Nicholas Konst. “Many people turn on the tap in their home or office and take the clean, safe water that flows out for granted,” and DENR Secretary Steve Pirner, “but it takes highly trained, certified system operation specialists to make it happen every day. The operation specialists of the West River/Lyman-Jones have made it happen for not just one year, but for ten consecutive years.” To qualify for the Decade of Drinking Water Excellence Award, public water systems and their system operation specialists had to meet all of the following requirements for the past ten consecutive years: •compliance monitoring and reporting, •drinking water standards, and •certification requirements.
Park Ranger Casey Osback and Karlee Witt work together in setting up a tent. --courtesy photo them plan outdoor activities that Interior School's combined sixth, emphasize healthy living, educaseventh, and eighth grade class retional goals, and stewardship of cently won a National Kids to park resources. Parks Day contest. The class was "We live in a rural area and are awarded $1,000 for an overnight far apart from each other. This is a camping trip to Badlands National chance to spend time together outPark. Although the school reguside of school," wrote the middle larly participates in park education schoolers in their contest entry."For programs, this will be the first stuthose of us that have never been dent campout of its kind. out camping we will learn to pitch The fourteen students in the a tent and learn other valuable award-winning class wrote a procamping skills. We will keep a naposal to camp at the primitive Sage ture journal so our memories will Creek Campground. Park rangers last a lifetime." worked with the students to help
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grant agreement when it arrives. Carol Schofield, Clerk of Courts, requested that the Clerk of Courts office be painted and new window blinds be purchased. The Clerk and Deputy will do the painting and install the blinds. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that the painting of the Clerk of Courts office and purchase of new blinds be approved. At 3:15 Vicki Wilson, Auditor, presented a quote from Century Business Leasing for a multifunction copier / printer. The copier will be networked to office computers, and toner would be included in the lease contract. Ink cartridge costs for smaller personal printers were compared to toner cartridges for the large copier / printers showing the larger copier / printers being more cost effective. Johnston moved, Denke seconded, that the quote from Century Business Leasing for leasing of the Kyocera copier for sixty months be accepted. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that the motion authorizing Rose Bennett to purchase a printer found at Office Max be rescinded. A draft letter to U. S. Congressmen concerning the impact of high traffic on the Cottonwood Road (CH 8) due to the proposed new Minuteman Missile Historical Site visitor’s center was presented to the board. The estimates being prepared by Brosz Engineering are to be enclosed with the letter. Stilwell moved, Denke seconded, that the letters be approved and signed by Chairman Bennett when the estimates are received. Jackie Stilwell, Emergency Manager, met with the board and presented an estimate received from Ted Rufledt, Pennington County 911, for moving the Interior Volunteer Fire Department paging system from their old fire hall to their new fire hall. Estimated cost of moving the paging system is $592.37. Ted Rufledt has also informed Jackie Stilwell that a bucket truck may be provided by the fire department which may cut the cost of the move. Jackie Stilwell reported that the paging system is property of Jackson County. Twiss informed the board that he had told the fire chief of the Interior Volunteer Fire Department that the county needs to know of these types of costs in advance. Jackie Stilwell reported that the Interior Volunteer Fire Department had bought a software program costing $800 to program their own pages, so there was no cost to Jackson County for their programming. Following discussion, Denke moved, Stilwell seconded, that Jackson County pay for moving the Interior Volunteer Fire Department’s paging system to their new fire hall. Jackie Stilwell reported that repair is being done to paging equipment at the Potato Creek tower, and no bill has been received at this time. Jackie Stilwell presented a bill from Motorola Solutions for one mobile radio in the amount of $1,985.00. She reported that this is the radio she had applied for through Homeland Security grant funds. She reported that Western Communications will program the mobile radio and set it up, and that these costs will also be covered by grant funds. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that the billing from Motorola Solutions be approved and paid. Vicki Wilson reported that a malt beverage license application was filed with the county by the Interior Roping Club and that their license was approved at the county level following a public hearing on April 12, 2013. She informed the board that States Attorney Van Gorp is researching state laws to find if the application was properly filed with the county, or whether it should have been filed with the Town of Interior. There being no further business to come before the board Denke moved, Twiss seconded, that the meeting be adjourned and that the board shall meet in regular session at 9:00 a.m., May 13, 2013. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor Glen A. Bennett, Chairman [Published May 9, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $84.15]
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COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION Board of Jackson County Commissioners April 24, 2013
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners, acting as the Jackson County Board of Equalization, met at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in the Commissioner's Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Chairman Glen Bennett called the meeting to order with members Larry Denke, Larry Johnston, Jim Stilwell and Ron Twiss present. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Oath of office was administered to Larry Denke. Rose Bennett reported there are five lots in the Town of Cottonwood that were shown as exempt property, but no exemption applications have been filed since 2001. She reported that a letter has been received from the Grand Lodge of South Dakota, Spearfish, SD on Lot 8, Block 6, Town of Cottonwood. No response has been received from owners of the other lots. Discussion was held on a home located on the E2 Lots 1, 2, & All Lot 3, Block 4, City of Kadoka which has been vacant for several years. The Jackson County Commission had sent a letter to the City of Kadoka in February 2011 that the structure on the property was a hazard, and it was the board’s recommendation that the structure should be condemned. As no action has been taken, it was consensus of the board that a second letter be sent to the City. One objection to real property assessment was presented to the board. Rose Bennett report this is an administrative correction for a clerical error. Correction: JA 2013 - 9 Maurice Fite, Lots 3,4, E2SW4, Sec 7, T 2 S, R 20 E NA-A100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354,000.00 Administrative correction was made showing NA-A100 lowered to $35,400. Stilwell moved, Denke seconded, that the above adjusted assessed value be approved. Rose Bennett reported that the 2013 factors have not been received as of this date. Denke moved, Twiss seconded, that the 2013 County Board of Equalization adjourned. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor Glen A. Bennett, Chairman [Published May 9, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $27.30]
IN CIRCUIT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF JACKSON Estate of Terry F. Gartner Deceased. PRO. NO. 13-2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS and Appointment of Personal Representive Notice is given that on the 16th day of April, 2013, Shirley L. Gartner, whose address is PO Box 87, Interior, SD 57750 was appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of Terry F. Gartner, Deceased. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the Personal Representative or may be filed with the Clerk of Courts, and a copy of the claim mailed to the Personal Representative. Dated this 16th day of April, 2013. /s/ Shirley L. Gartner Shirley L. Gartner PO Box 87 Interior, SD 57750 Clerk of Courts Jackson County Courthouse PO Box 128 Kadoka, SD 57543 Ph: 605-837-2122 Ralph A. Kemnitz, Kemnitz Law Offices PO Box 489 Philip, SD 57567 605-8592540 [Published April 25 & May 2 & 9, 2013] ) )SS )
IN CIRCUIT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF JACKSON WANDA J. SWAN Plaintiff, vs. STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA; ANDY GERLACH, Secretary of the Department of Revenue for the State of SD; MARTY JACKLEY, Attorney General for the State of South Dakota; All of the Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Legatees, Executors, Admnistrators, and Creditors of The Following Named Persons, To-Wit; LUCILLE M. CADMAN, JACKSON COUNTY and ALL of the Persons Unknown who Have, or Claim to Have An Interest or Estate in, or Lien or Encumbrance Upon, the Premises Described in the Complaint Defendants, SUMMONS THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff, which was filed in the office of the Clerk of Courts in the City of Kadoka, County of Jackson, State of South Dakota, on the 9th day of April, 2013, which prays for a judgment quieting title to and determination of all adverse claims against the premises EIGHTEEN (18) IN BLOCK FIVE (5), GRABLE’S 7th ADDITION TO THE CITY OF KADOKA, JACKSON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on Gay Klima Tollefson, at her office in the City of Philip, South Dakota, within thirty (30) days after the completed service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer said Complaint within that time, Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the object of the above entitled action is to quiet title to the real estate described in the Summons and that no personal claim is made by the Plaintiff against any of the above named Defendants, other than that above stated. Dated this 8th day of April, 2013 /s/Gay Tollefson Gay Klima Tollefson Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 848 Philip, SD 57567 [PUBLISH: May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2013]
Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc. is seeking Civic groups interested in having a representative serve on the Board of Directors for Jackson County. If your organization is interested in representing your county on our Board, please send us a letter and appropriate organizational minutes by Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. This letter should state the name of the person your organization wants to represent you on the CAP board. The by-laws of your organization are also needed. Our Board will select one organization from those that formally expressed their interest. We sincerely thank you for your concern and time that have been expended in an effort to make the CAP mission appropriately work for the low-income people in Western South Dakota. Western SD Community Action, Inc. has the following programs implemented in our fourteen (14) county service area: weatherization, garden program, summer youth program, necessity pantry program, employment assistance, educational supply program, emergency food and commodity projects, homeless programs, community food pantries and clothing centers. If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Linda Edel or Rose Swan at 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City call (800) 327-1703. [Publish May 2 & 9, 2013]
Official Proceedings REGULAR MEETING Board of Jackson County Commissioners April 24, 2013
TThe Board of Jackson County Commissioners met in special session at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in the Commissioner's Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Chairman Glen called the meeting to order with members Larry Denke, Larry Johnston, Jim Stilwell and Ron Twiss present. The purpose of the meeting was to attend to matters that had arisen since the last meeting. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Rose Bennett, Director of Equalization, informed the board she had found a color printer at Office Max. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that Rose Bennett be authorized to purchase the printer. Kerri Enders informed the board that additional information on printers is to be reported later in the meeting. Derek McTighe, Brosz Engineering met with the board. Also present were Dwight Deaver, Highway Supt., and Aaron Richardson, Highway crewmember. Derek McTighe presented information on the proposed project to redirect the channel of Lost Dog Creek. The proposed project would redirect the flow of Lost Dog Creek south of it’s current channel and then easterly under SD Hwy 44. He reported the first step would be to complete the 404 permit, and then a survey of the area needs to be done. The survey would take two days and estimated cost would be $1,870.00. The estimated cost of drawing up the plans and completing the 404 permit would be $1,350.00. Derek McTighe also recommended contacting Doug Sherman with the S. D. Dept. of Transportation as the proposed project may affect SD Hwy. 44. Following discussion, the board requested information be presented by Brosz Engineering in writing at the May 13 th meeting. Discussion was held on the proposed plan of the National Park Service to construct a new visitor’s center for the Minuteman Missile Historical Site just north of I-90 Exit 131 on the west side of the Cottonwood Road. Discussion was held on the possibility of the state taking over the road. Denke moved, Johnston seconded, that Brosz Engineering draw up cost estimates for grading and signing of the Cottonwood Road. Discussion was held on maintenance requested on CS 53 south and west of Wanblee to the Hisle Road. The board instructed Dwight Deaver to maintain from the Hisle Road east to the first two residences at this time. Dwight Deaver reported that Bennett County is hauling gravel across the Red Stone Road. He would like a haul road agreement on the road. The board requested he have an agreement drawn up and present it at the next meeting. Dwight Deaver reported that tires need replaced on the front of the Volvo motor grader. Other motor grader tires need replaced also. The board authorized him to order the tires. Dwight Deaver reported that Tom DeVries is willing to work as a seasonal part time employee for the Highway Department. The board requested that he complete a job application as a seasonal part time employee. Dwight Deaver reported on plans to replace culverts on Willow Creek Road, and recommends that the road be closed during that time. He reported that road closed signs can be rented at $420.00 for a two week period. Denke moved, Stilwell seconded, that signs be rented for the Willow Creek Road project, and that the road closing be published for two weeks in the Kadoka Press, Pioneer Review, and Profit. Jim Herber met with the board. He inquired as to whether the board would be willing to agree to allow him to haul gravel from the Solon Pit on to county roads in that area in exchange for allowing the township to have some of the gravel for their roads. Discussion was held that there was a county stockpile and a township stockpile at one time. The board informed Jim Herber they did not think the county could legally enter into an agreement such as he proposed. The board requested that records be checked to see how much county gravel is at the Solon Pit, check to see if it meets specs and then the board can determine if the gravel can be declared surplus. Information received from the county’s commercial insurance carrier in 2011 on using volunteers as per SDCL 62-1-5.1 was again presented to the board. Counties were notified of Weed & Pest grants approved by the S. D. Weed & Pest Control Commission. Jackson County has been approved for a grant totaling $6,300.00 for the period of July 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. Denke moved, Johnston seconded, that Chairman Bennett be authorized to sign the
IN CIRCUIT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF YANKTON In the Matter of the Termination of Parental Rights Over N.D.S. a minor child. ADP 13-10 ORDER AND NOTICE TO: Luke Pebeahsy or to whom it may concern: You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held before the above named Court, Judge Cheryle Gering presiding in the Courtroom of the Yankton County Courthouse in the City of Yankton, South Dakota, on the 22nd day of May, 2013, at the hour of 2:00 o’clock P.M. of said day, when the Court will hear and determine the above entitled matter upon a certain Petition filed in this Court praying that all parental rights over said child be terminated for the reasons set forth in said Petition, which Petition was filed with the Clerk of the above named Court at Yankton, South Dakota, on March 29, 2013. You will please take further notice that the termination of parental rights is a possible remedy under these proceedings. WITNESS the hand and seal of said Court this 9th day of April, 2013. BY THE COURT: /s/ CHERYLE GERING HON. CHERYLE GERING ATTEST: JODY L. JOHNSON Yankton County Clerk of Courts /s/ Jody L. Johnson [Published April 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 2013] ) )SS )
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NOTICE OF AUDIT OF THE FISCAL AFFAIRS OF KADOKA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 35-2
Notice is hereby given that the Kadoka Area School District No. 35-2 of Kadoka, South Dakota has been audited by DeSmet and Biggs, LLP, Certified Public Accountants for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. A detailed report thereon is available for public inspection, during normal business hours, at the business office of the School District, and also available at the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on the Department of Legislative Audit website at http://www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/Reports/reports_all.htm. The report also contains the auditor’s findings and recommendations concerning less significant deficiencies in internal control at the District. [Published May 9, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $9.43]
Ass’t. salary . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563.23 Reliable Office Supplies, supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29.99 Carrie Weller, expenses . . . . . . .144.70 Carrie Weller, reimb. 4-H grant item . . . . . . . . . . . . .119.99 Ron Twiss, expenses . . . . . . . . . .66.60 Larry Johnston, expenses . . . . . .35.52 Glen Bennett, expenses . . . . . . .19.24 Larry Denke, expenses . . . . . . . .56.24 Bradley Borge, ct. appt. atty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828.00 Butler Machinery, V-Plow & parts . . . . . . . . . . .4,818.43 Josh Cadman, expenses . . . . . . . .9.00 Century Business Leasing, copier rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123.49 Coast to Coast Solutions, bookmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160.15 Heidi Coller, B/A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.00 D & T Auto, light, rags . . . . . . . .279.48 Dakota Business Ctr., supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.55 Demco, supplies . . . . . . . . . . . .160.78 Discount Fuel, ga . . . . . . . . . .1,309.90 Diesel Machinery, JCB Loader repair . . . . . . . . . . . . .181.10 Jamie Dolezal, expenses . . . . . . .36.00 Epic Life Promotions, candy . . . .94.30 Dewey Ertz, Ed D, psych. assess . . . . . . . . . . . . .845.00 Michael Frederick, books . . . . . . .32.00 Gall’s, dome light . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.48 Patty Hamar, books . . . . . . . . . . .57.45 Jackson Co. Treas. For Joseph Handrahan, Library bldg. repair . . . . . . . .1,090.00 Hogen’s, parts, supplies . . . . . .155.51 Hometown Computer, computer service . . . . . . . . . .333.75 Jackson Co. Cons. Dist., ’13 approp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500.00 Donald Janz, Phd, assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425.00 Kadoka Care Center, office rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500.00 Kadoka Press, publications . . . .830.30 Kemnitz Law Office, ffice expense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432.75 Lawrence County, prisoner board . . . . . . . . . . . . .220.00 Kevin Lewis, ct. appt. atty . . . . .803.00 Todd Love, ct. appt. atty. . . . . . .236.02 MB Tree & Landscape, tree trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300.00 Microfilm Imaging, scanner rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.00 Midwest Coop, gas, fuel, propane . . . . . . . .4,831.52 Miller Garbage, service . . . . . . . .65.20 Newman Traffic Signs, signs . . . .73.86 Oien Implement, parts . . . . . . . . .90.26 Joseph Parr, ct. appt. atty. . . .1,989.74 Jessica Paulsen, transcripts . . . .76.00 Pennington Co. Jail, prisoner board . . . . . . . . . . . . .340.00 Pennington Co. Sheriff, prisoner transport . . . . . . . . . .286.20 People’s Market, supplies . . . . .134.31 Scott Perkins, expenses . . . . . . . .9.00 Philip Motor, parts, grill guard . .809.81 Perma-Bound, books . . . . . . . . .309.80 Wade Reimers, ct. appt. atty. . . . . . . . . . . . .4,056.03 S. D. Assoc. of Co. Comm., CLERP pmt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517.87 S. D. Assoc. of Co. Comm., Mod. & Preserv. Fees . . . . . . . .84.00 S. D. Assoc. of Co. Weed & Pest Bds., dues . . . . . . . . . .150.00 State Radio Communications, teletype service . . . . . . . . . .2,250.00 Servall, rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159.41 S. D. Dept. of Health, lab fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105.00 Kenneth Sheaffer, expenses . . . . .9.00 Jon Siedschlaw, expenses . . . . . .9.00 Speed Tech Lights, lights . . . . . .158.85 Jackie Stilwell, cell phone costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150.00 Kolette Struble, expenses . . . . . .75.60 TruGreen, lawn service . . . . . . .100.00 Winner Health Mart Pharmacy, prisoner medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305.66 Winner Police Dept., prisoner board & transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,699.72 Winner Regional Healthcare Ctr., prisoner medical . . . . . . . .72.00 To Whom It May Concern, grand jury meals . . . . . . . . . . . .39.23 S. D. Assoc. of Assessing Officers, conf. regis. . . . . . . . .100.00 S. D. Dept. of Revenue, malt bev. lic. Fee . . . . . . . . . . .150.00 Golden West, 911 access & database update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .765.45 Kadoka Telephone, 911 access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160.43 CenturyLink, 911 access . . . . . .146.17 Knology, 911 line . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.29 Sheriff Ray Clements met with the board. He requested that Jackson County again participate in the Highway Safety Project grant program. The project allows for overtime to be paid to law enforcement for specific activities. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that overtime wages be allowed for Deputy Dallas Kendrick for the grant. Sheriff Clements requested authorization for Dallas Kendrick, Jon Siedschlaw and himself be authorized to attend Coroner training in May. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that Ray Clements, Dallas Kendrick and Jon Siedschlaw be authorized to attend Coroner training in May. Sheriff Clements informed the board the national Amber Alert conference he was planning to attend has been cancelled due to the sequester. Report was made that insurance coverage has been placed on the Sheriff’s new 2013 Dodge pickup. Sheriff Clements reported that he has been placed on the committee established by the new Sentinel Bill placed into law by the 2013 state legislature. Barb Clements, Janitor/Groundskeeper, presented a quote for a new push-type lawn mower from Hogen’s Hardware. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that the new Troy-Bilt mower be purchased at quoted price of $399.99. Barb Clements inquired as to whether the board still plans to have the remaining windows replaced in the courthouse in 2013. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that Barb Clements contact Jeff Schofield and instruct him to order and replace the remaining fourteen windows in the courthouse. Report was made that lighted emergency exit signs are recommended by the commercial insurance carrier at the courthouse and library building. Discussion was held on whether the lights would be required at the Kadoka Highway shop. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that a quote be obtained for lighted emergency exits signs and installation. Counties were notified that SDACC has endorsed the establishment of a Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, and ask Commissioners or their designee to attend meetings during county workshops and conventions. Debra Moor, Librarian, presented information on a S. D. Broadband grant she is applying for. The grant is for a firewall for the computer system at the Library and two laptop computers. The total grant is $2,129.00. Total matching amount for the county is $532.25, and a portion of this will be Debra Moor’s normal wages for doing technology maintenance. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that the grant application be submitted. The Jackson County Library annual report is on file in the County Auditor’s office. The S. D. Association of County Officials workshop is scheduled for mid-May. Stilwell moved, Bennett seconded, that all county officials and deputies be authorized to attend. The Sixth Judicial Circuit notified counties of appointment of chairpersons of county mental illness boards. As per SDCL 27A-7-1, Carrie J. Gonsor has been appointed as chairperson of the Jackson County mental illness board. States Attorney Van Gorp met with the board. He reported that Dr. Gerald Tobin’s office has contacted him about a prisoner surgical consult incurred in 2012 in the amount of $700.00. Dr. Tobin’s office has requested a 50% settlement of the billing. Following discussion, Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that Jackson County deny the settlement offer as proper channels were not followed regarding the prisoner’s medical care. At 10:01 a.m., Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. States Attorney Van Gorp, Rose Bennett, Deputy Director of Equalization, and Vicki Wilson, Auditor were present. Vicki Wilson left executive session at 10:05 a.m. The board came out of executive session at 10:30 a.m. The board took no action. Rose Bennett informed the board that small county maps have arrived for use by the Commissioners and Highway Department. The board requested that the maps be laminated. Rose Bennett requested a new camera be purchased for the Director of Equalization office. The current camera has very small picture capacity, and it drains the batteries in a short period of time. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded that a new camera be purchased for the Director of Equalization office. Rose Bennett requested a color printer be purchased for the Director of Equalization office. Discussion was held on the central copier possibly being upgraded to a color copier. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that the Auditor check to see if the current copier can be upgraded to color, and that Rose Bennett be allowed to purchase a color printer if the copier is not upgradeable. Rose Bennett informed the board that one computer in the Director needs replaced. It has been suggested they obtain an external hard drive and a second screen for ease in accessing GIS files. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that a computer, external hard drive and second screen be purchased for the Director of Equalization office. As was advertised, fuel bids were opened. The following bids were received for the period of April 15, 20l3 through October 16, 2013: Midwest Cooperatives, Pierre Fixed Price Bid, # 1 Diesel $3.95 per gallon; # 2 Diesel $3.75 per gallon; No Lead Gas $3.52 per gallon; Propane $1.34 per gallon Kadoka Oil, Kadoka Competitive Quote, # 1 Diesel $0.05 under daily charge delivery price; # 2 Diesel $0.05 under daily charge delivery price; No Lead Gas $0.05 under daily charge delivery price; Propane $0.05 under daily charge delivery price Discount Fuel, Kadoka Competitive Quote, No Lead and Ethanol Gas at Pumps, Pump Charge Price; # 2 Highway Diesel Pump Charge Price Stilwell moved that Jackson County accept the competitive quote of Kadoka Oil for bulk gas, diesel and propane, and that the competitive quote of Discount Fuel for gasoline at the pumps be accepted, as these bids are in the best interest of the county. Twiss seconded the motion. Report was made that the buyer’s order on the lift group and attachment for the new Cat motor grader was revised to show the correct unit numbers. he document was signed by Chairman Bennett and returned to Butler Machinery. Dwight Deaver, Hwy Supt., met with the board. He reported that the new Cat motor grader should arrive is two to three weeks. Dwight Deaver presented estimates on radios and antennae. Twiss moved, Bennett seconded, that one hand held radio and one portable radio to be used at the shop for a base radio be purchased and installed. Dwight Deaver reported that gravel mining documents have been submitted to the state. Dwight Deaver reported that the bridge on CS 5 C north of 1880 Town is deficient as per bridge inspections. Discussion was held that this is a bridge on a section of road that was once old SD Hwy 16. Dwight Deaver recommended that the board establish a five year plan to replace bridges, as there are nine bridges shown as deficient. Discussion was held on the tax limitation and the county needing to opt out of the tax limitation for additional funding. Dwight Deaver presented a quote for a packer attachment for the motor grader. The packer with accumulator is $16,000. He also presented information on the LyCox Walk-n-Roll packer priced at $18,390. The board took no action at this time. Dwight Deaver reported that the Chevy pickup has been repaired and the billing is submitted this month. As was advertised, a hearing on a new Retail (on-off sale) Malt Beverage license for the 2013 – 2014 license period was held. No one appeared in opposition to the new license. Interior Roping Club, Tract N, S2SE4, Section 5, T 4 S, R 18 E Johnston moved, Stilwell seconded, that the malt beverage license be approved, and that Sunday sales be approved. Motion carried with the following vote: Bennett, yea; Denke, absent; Johnston, yea; Stilwell, yea; Twiss, abstain. Cattle guard size was discussed. Dwight Deaver informed the board that all cattle guards need to be a minimum of fourteen feet wide for new equipment to pass through them. Discussion was held on twelve foot cattle guards that were approved in 2012. The board recessed for lunch and reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with members Bennett, Johnston, Stilwell and Twiss present. Denke was absent. Dwight Deaver, Hwy. Supt. was also present. Carl Engwall and Duane Busac, National Park Service, met with the board. They presented letters of intent to submit project proposals on upgrading two sections of county road and paving them. The National Park Service will provide the 18.5% match for the projects, they will provide snow removal, and can access federal program funds for future maintenance. A new visitor’s center is to be completed for the Minuteman Missile Historical Site just north of I-90 Exit 131 in 2014. The center will be just west of the Cottonwood Road (CH 8). The NPS project at this site would be to upgrade the road to 26 foot width and pave 1,350 feet of highway. They reported that a culvert will need to be replaced, and that engineering design will determine the size and type of culvert required. Discussion was held on the need to upgrade the remainder of the Cottonwood Road north to SD Hwy 14 to accommodate traffic coming from or going to the north. Signage of the road was also discussed. The second NPS project would be to upgrade and pave 2,615 feet of county road (CS 23A) north of I-90 at Exit 116. This road leads to the Minuteman Missile Historical Site. They reported that four culverts need to be replaced on this section of road. The board informed Mr. Engwall and Mr. Busac that Jackson County may consider providing culverts for the projects. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that the Highway Superintendent contact Brosz Engineering for an assessment of signs needed on the Cottonwood Road and any other recommended upgrades due to the impact of increased traffic on this road from the proposed Minuteman Missile Site visitor’s center. The board discussed contacting U. S. Congressmen about the impact on the Cottonwood Road due to the Minuteman Missile Historical Site visitor’s center. A utility easement to place a sewer line under the Cottonwood Road (CH 8) was received from Daniel Betts, National Park Service. The sewer line will provide service for the proposed Minuteman Missile Historical Site visitor’s center on the west side of CH 8 to a sewer lagoon on the east side of CH 8. Stilwell moved, Johnston seconded that the utility easement presented by the National Park Service to install a sanitary sewer line under the Cottonwood Road (CH 8) be approved. A utility easement to place fiber optic line within county right of way was submitted by Golden West Telecommunications. The fiber optic lines are to be placed along seven county roads in the north and northwestern portion of Jackson County. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded that the easement be approved. Hildebrand Steel and Concrete presented a quote to install a drainage system on the east side of the Kadoka Shop building. Rich Hildebrand was contacted by telephone, and the board requested he present a quote for a v-shaped drain trough instead of a box type trough to prevent breakage should water stand in the system and freeze. Report was made that Jackson County is scheduled to receive funding in 2022 for a highway sign replacement project. This project will be 100% federally funded. Counties are required to have a highway sign management plan in place by 2014. At 2:38 p.m., Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Dwight Deaver was present. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, was present until 2:40 p.m. The board came out of executive session at 2:57 p.m. The board took no action at this time. The S. D. Developmental Center, Redfield, SD has billed Jackson County an additional $60.00 for an accrued total of $780.00 for client assessment. Jackson County responded in June 2012 that charges should be assessed to the appropriate federal government agency as per SDCL 27B-3-27. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that the billing be denied. A notice of hospitalization was received from Rapid City Regional Hospital for medical services provided on a Jackson County resident. This was the second
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admission for this patient in 2013. The patient filed an application for assistance and the application was reviewed by the board. Stilwell moved, Twiss seconded, that the application for assistance be denied as the patient did not meet income guidelines and incomplete application information. A notice of hospitalization was received from Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre for medical services provided on a Jackson County resident. A notice of hospitalization for mental illness services provided to one person was received from Rapid City Regional Hospital. Three notices of hospitalization for mental illness services provided to three persons were received from Regional Behavioral Health. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that the following bills for mental illness services be denied as the patients may be eligible for IHS services: Audra Malcomb Consulting, evaluation/review, $181.62; S. D. Human Services Center, men. ill. costs, $600.00; S. D. Human Services Center, men. ill. costs, $600.00; Yankton County Sheriff, men. ill. costs, $25.00; Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health, men. ill. costs, $149.00. Two requests for abatement of mobile home taxes on registered mobile homes were presented to the board. The mobile homes were sold and moved, and the previous owners do not know where they are now located. Stilwell moved, Johnston seconded, that the following abatements be approved: Larry Baysinger, Registered M. H. #360007 Value 1,685 . . . . . . . . . . . .42.76 Jessie Baysinger, Registered M. H. #360008 Value 5,690 . . . . . . . . . . . .119.00 Rose Bennett, Deputy Director of Equalization requested authorization to attend the GIS training in Oacoma and the Assessor’s Conference in May. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that Rose Bennett be authorized to attend the GIS training and Assessor’s Conference in May. Discussion was held on persons authorized to acquire items from S. D. Federal Property Agency. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that Dwight Deaver and Larry Johnston be added, and that Mitch Olney and Zane Pettyjohn be removed as persons authorized to acquire items from S. D. Federal Property Agency. At 3:32 Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that the board go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Vicki Wilson, Auditor was present until 3:35 p.m. Mitzi Mitchell and Dwight Deaver were also present during executive session. The board came out of executive session at 4:30 p.m. The following six motions were made following executive session. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that Mitzi Mitchell be designated as the CDL testing contact for Jackson County. Johnston moved, Twiss seconded, that Rose Bennett be appointed as the Jackson County Director of Equalization effective April 15, 2013 with salary set at $11.50 per hour for a 90 day probationary period. Motion carried with the following vote: Bennett, abstain; Denke, absent; Johnston, yea; Stilwell, yea; Twiss, yea. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that an ad for the position of Deputy Director of Equalization be placed in Kadoka Press and on the S. D. Labor website. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that Evangeline Fortune be hired as a parttime Librarian at the Jackson County Library at $7.25 per hour. Twiss moved, Stilwell seconded, that Josh Cadman, Highway Maintenance Worker, be granted a $0.25 per hour pay increase to a rate of $11.00 per hour effective April 15, 2013. Johnston moved, Stilwell seconded, that Dwight Deaver interview and offer the position of Highway Maintence Worker to Howard Rooks at $10.75 per hour for a 90 day probationary period. The board would like to thank the farmers and ranchers for assisting with snow removal earlier this week following the snow storm. Jackie Stilwell, Emergency Manager, met with the board. She reported that an email was received from Ted Rufledt, Pennington County 911, informing Jackson County that Pennington County had received a request by the Interior Volunteer Fire Department to move their paging equipment from their old fire hall to their new fire hall. Jackie Stilwell informed the board that she had requested the project be placed on hold until the board could meet to discuss the matter. The board requested that an estimate of costs to move the paging equipment be obtained. There being no further business to come before the board, Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that the meeting be adjourned and that the board meet in special session at 1:00 p.m., April 24, 2013 and to also close the county board of equalization on April 24, 2013, and meet in regular session at 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2013. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor Glen A. Bennett, Chairman [Published May 9, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $257.98]
COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION Board of Jackson County Commissioners April 12, 2013
The Board of Jackson County Commissioners, acting as the Jackson County Board of Equalization, met at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013 in the Commissioner's Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. The meeting had been postponed due to snowstorms earlier in the week. Chairman Glen Bennett called the meeting to order with members Larry Johnston, Jim Stilwell and Ron Twiss present. Larry Denke was absent. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Oaths of office were administered to board members present. Rose Bennett, Deputy Director of Equalization, informed the board that the audit of Jackson County sales ratios has been completed. Rose Bennett reported that two persons had appealed their assessed values to the City of Kadoka with one assessed value being changed by the city. Rose Bennett reported Dakota Leasing Telecomm, Watertown, SD has filed objections to the assessed value of their five cell towers. Rose Bennett presented thirty-one renewal tax exemption applications. The applications were reviewed. Stilwell moved, Johnston seconded, that the renewal tax exemption applications be approved. Rose Bennett reported there are five lots in the Town of Cottonwood that were shown as exempt property, but no exemption applications have been filed since 2001. She reported the S. D. Dept. of Revenue has provided information on the process to follow with the final step being to complete forms and add the property back on to the tax roles. Rose Bennett reported that a registered mobile home owned by Joy Parker has been moved. The board provided the name of a person to contact. Objections filed with City of Kadoka: JA 2013 – 1 Wanda Swan, Registered mobile home #36-0060. Requested value be lowered to $300. Reg M H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500.00 No change to assessed value of $1,500. JA 2013 – 2 Wanda Swan, Registered mobile home #36-0061. Requested value be lowered to $300. Reg M H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500.00 No change to assessed value of $1,500. JA 2013 – 3 Skyler Patterson, Lots 5 & 6, Blk. 25, City of Kadoka. House fire 12/2012. NA-D1-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40,880.00 NA-D-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,629.00 Removed value of house. Value of garage remained at $10,000. NA-D1-S lowered to $10,000. Lot value set at $3,700. Administrative correction was made to lot value showing NA-D-S lowered back to $3,629. Stilwell moved, Johnston seconded, that the lot value correction be approved on JA 2013 - 3 and no other changes be made to objections filed with the City of Kadoka. Objections filed with Jackson County: JA 2013 – 4 Dakota Leasing Telecomm, SE4SE4, Sec 9, T 2 S, R 18 E NA-CC2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76,404.00 330’ Cell Tower: Value lowered to $51,765 JA 2013 – 5 Dakota Leasing Telecomm, SE4NE4, Sec 8, T 2 S, R 21 E NA-CC2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76,404.00 330’ Cell Tower: Value lowered to $51,765 JA 2013 – 6 Dakota Leasing Telecomm, NW4, Sec 30, T 2 S, R 23 E NA-CC2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76,404.00 330’ Cell Tower: Value lowered to $51,765 JA 2013 – 7 Dakota Leasing Telecomm, NW4, Sec 9, T 2 S, R 25 E NA-CC2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76,404.00 330’ Cell Tower: Value lowered to $51,765 JA 2013 – 4 Dakota Leasing Telecomm, S2, Sec 36, T 2 S, R 19 E NA-CC2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76,404.00 190’ Cell Tower: Value lowered to $32,923 Stilwell moved, Johnston seconded, that the above adjusted assessed values be approved. Rose Bennett, Deputy Director of Equalization reported there were nineteen tax freeze applications filed, and seventeen were approved. She reported that the ag land of those approved was reduced to the acreage allowed by state law. The assessment records from the Director of Equalization were presented to the board for review. Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that the County Board of Equalization be recessed and reconvene as needed until adjourning on April 24, 2013. ATTEST: BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor Glen A. Bennett, Chairman [Published May 9, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $51.66]
Official Proceedings REGULAR MEETING Board of Jackson County Commissioners April 12, 2013
The April meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners was postponed to April 12, 2013 due to a blizzard. The Board of Jackson County Commissioners met in regular session on April 12, 2013 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Jackson County Courthouse. Chairman Glen Bennett called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with members Jim Stilwell and Ron Twiss present. Larry Johnston arrived at 10:00 a.m. Larry Denke was absent. All motions carried unanimously unless otherwise noted. Twiss moved that the minutes of all the March meetings be approved. Stilwell seconded the motion. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, presented financial reports to the board. The General Fund cash analysis for March 31, 2013 showed an unassigned fund balance of $0.00, which is 0.00% of the 2013 General Fund budget. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer was approved as of March 29, 2013: Total amount of deposits in banks . . . . . . . . . .552.83 Total amount of actual cash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413.25 Total Register of Deeds cash . . . . . . . . . . . . .250.00 Total amount of checks . . . . . .5,359.35 Library Donations . . . . . . . . .15,878.49 Returned checks . . . . . . . . . . .1,639.48 Money Market account . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483,637.58 Time Deposits . . . . . . . . . . .117,132.00 JCFSA Passbook savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,351.46 Total Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . .627,214.44 TOTAL COUNTY FUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .`530,238.55 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158,149.50 Road & Bridge . . . . . . . . . .199,527.33 CH & BR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,304.20 Secondary Road . . . . . . . . .107,716.00 911 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17,031.11 Other Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,589.35 Emer./Disaster . . . . . . . . . . . .5,978.74 Abuse Center . . . . . . . . . . . .12,137.98 Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,616.66 Library Donations . . . . . . . . .15,878.49 L. E. S. T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,580.19 Mod. & Preserv. . . . . . . . . . . . . .729.00 TOTAL TRUST & AGENCY FUNDS . . . . . . .96,975.89 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27,765.20 Townships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282.63 Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,419.29 State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24,875.28 Law Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .715.03 JCFSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,351.46 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28,567.00 Register of Deeds March collections: $3,390.79. The following bills from the files of the County Auditor were presented, examined, allowed and ordered paid: The following bills from the files of the County Auditor were presented, examined, allowed and ordered paid: Salary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48,558.48 BankWest, payroll tax . . . . . .13,944.12 American Family Life Ass’r. Co., ins. prem. . . . . . .1,384.98 Jackson Co. Flexible Spending Acct., payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392.08 Chase, def. comp. ded. . . . . . . . .45.00 S. D. Retirement, payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,288.61 Colonial Life, ins. prem. . . . . . . . .25.56 Credit Collection Bureau, payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,050.81 Office of Child Support Enforcement., payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407.07 Boston Mutual Ins., ins. prem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190.08 Wage Works, adm. fee . . . . . . . .50.00 WellMark, group health ins. . . . . . . . . . . . . .19,006.08 S. D. State Treasurer, 03/13 Cash Rec. Trans. . . .27,195.28 S. D. Game Fish & Parks, lic. Fees . . . . . . . . . . . .245.00 To Whom It May Concern, 03/13 tax apport. . . . . . . . .40,674.52 U. S. Postal Service, envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,076.20 Paul Roghair, witness fee . . . . . .20.74 Philip Motor, 2013 Dodge PU . . . . . . . . . . . . .22,512.00 S. D. Bureau of Info & Tech, internet service . . . . . . .163.00 Golden West, service . . . . . . .1,050.49 City of Kadoka, service . . . . . . .100.18 LaCreek Electric, service . . . . . .111.56 Verizon Wireless, cell phone service . . . . . . . . . . . . .183.08 Voyager Fleet Systems, gas . . . .80.95 West Central Electric, service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,120.02 West River Electric, service . . . . .42.57 West River Lyman Jones Water, service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27.50 Pennington Co. 911, PSAP pmt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,047.47 Haakon County, Adm.
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