The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106
Number 48
June 13, 2013
--by Nancy Haigh
“The purpose of rangeland judg-
ing is to provide an understanding
of rangeland resources and a sense
of stewardship in natural resource
management,” noted Dave Ollila
on a South Dakota State Uni-
veristy iGrow Web page.
The 30th annual Rangeland
Days and ninth annual Soil Days
is set for June 25 and 26 at
Kadoka. Youth between the ages of
eight and 18, as well as adults, will
test their rangeland knowledge
during the two days. Youth are bro-
ken up into four groups, based
upon their ages. Learning activities
are designed for a variety of age
groups and expertise – starting
with plant morphology and identi-
fication on up to judging habitat
suitability for cattle or grouse.
The first day is spent on the
prairie, learning about the proper-
ties of rangeland resources and
management practices to employ.
The second day the youth and
adults apply this newly found
knowledge through scenarios cre-
ated in a contest format.
In addition, students have the
opportunity to compete in cate-
gories including informative dis-
plays about rangeland, exhibiting
student developed range plant col-
lections and a speech contest on
range related topics. The student
participant with the highest cumu-
lative score in each age division
will be award a “Top Hand” belt
The age divisons break out as fol-
lows: New Rangers – eight to 10
year olds, Wranglers – 11-13 year
olds, Scouts –14-18 year olds with
no previous range judging experi-
ence and Go-Gettters 14-18 year
olds who have previous range eval-
uation experience.
The participants in 14-18 year
old (high school youth forum)
speech contest will be competing
for the privilege to represent South
Dakota at the International Society
for Range Management Conven-
tion to be held in Orlando, Fla., in
February 2014. All travel expenses
for the student will be sponsored by
S.D. Rangeland Days and the
South Dakota Section of the Soci-
ety for Range Management.
The top placing 4-H range team
and 4-H soil team will represent
South Dakota at the National
Range and Land judging contest in
Oklahoma City, Okla., the first
week of May 2014.
The Livestock Industry Trust
Fund, through the state 4-H organ-
ization, sponsors a significant por-
tion of the travel costs for these
students to attend.
“Rangeland is a kind of land, not
a land use. Rangeland is fragile,
yet durable and resilient. Manage-
ment profoundly impacts the simi-
larity index, a measure of range-
land condition that reflects its
value for livestock, wildlife and hu-
mans. The purpose of rangeland
judging is to provide an under-
standing of rangeland resources
and a sense of stewardship in nat-
ural resource management,” said
Ollila, an Extension sheep special-
ist and technical contributor in or-
ganizing the Rangeland Days
Available on the Internet at
2001-2012.pdf is a digital version
of the “Judging South Dakota
Rangelands for Livestock and
Wildlife Values manual.” “This
manual describes a contest with
components that have a strong bi-
ological basis for habitat manage-
ment of both beef cattle and prairie
grouse. Beef cattle have been cho-
sen because they are the most com-
mon livestock species grazed on
South Dakota rangelands. Once
stocking rates are determined for
beef cattle, conversions can be
made to determine stocking densi-
ties of other grazing animals, such
as horses, sheep and goats. Prairie
grouse represent wildlife because
they are affected by management
and have the potential to occur
throughout the state. There are
three primary species of prairie
grouse that inhabit the state: sharp
tailed grouse, prairie chicken, and
sage grouse. Management can
achieve many desired rangeland
uses. Vegetation, livestock, and
wildlife respond in a predictable
manner to range management
practices,” said Ollila.
Soil Days is an opportunity to
learn more about one of the most
important South Dakota resources.
Students will learn how to deter-
mine soil texture, soil depth, past
erosion, slope and stoniness. They
will also learn how to interpret per-
meability, surface runoff and limit-
ing factors. From this information
they will determine the land capa-
bility class. This will allow them to
make recommended treatments for
vegetation and mechanical erosion
control. Fertilization recommenda-
tions will also be determined. Stu-
dents will also learn about home
site evaluation.
Adults who wish to receive either
an undergraduate or graduate
credit for participating in the Soil
Days portion should contact Ollila
at david.ollila@sd state.edu for a
syllabus of the course expectations.
Competition is individual and
team for all age groups. Teams may
consist of three or four members
from the county 4-H program or
FFA chapter.
A program commemorating the
30th anniversary of Rangeland
Days, along with recognition of in-
dividuals and organizations
thatwere instrumental over the
past 30 years, will be held just
prior to the Tuesday evening meal
at the Kadoka City Auditorium.
The event is hosted by Jackson
County Conservation District,
Haakon County Conservation Dis-
trict, SDSU Extension and Natural
Resources Conservation Service.
For more information contact
Mayola Horst, Jackson County
Conservation District manager at
837-2242, ext. 3, or email mayola.
horst@sd.nacdnet.net; or Shelia
Trask, Haakon County Conserva-
tion District manager, 859-2186,
ext. 3 or email hccd@goldenwest.
Range and soil knowledge gained at event, Kadoka
will host 2013 Rangeland Days June 25 and 26
Youth from across South Dakota took part in the 2012 Rangeland Days and Soil
Days near Philip. --photo by Nancy Haigh
Kate DeVries
has been selected
as Kadoka Nurs-
ing Home Resi-
dent of the
Kate was born
September 9,
1928 in Kadoka,
S.D., to Harry
and Mary Boek-
man. Kate’s two
sisters are Anna
Mae Kimball and
Thelma Sogge.
She attended
Kadoka School
from first grade
to third grade.
She then trans-
ferred to the
Belvidere School
and attended
school there from
fourth grade through high school.
Kate married Fred “Fritz” DeVries on October 29, 1950. He later
passed away in 1989. They had two children Donald “Don” and
RuthAnn, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Kate has spent her entire life in the Kadoka and Belvidere area ex-
cept for four years in Chamberlain working at the telephone company.
She has been a member of the Belvidere Community, South Dakota
Cattlewomen, Royal Neighbors and United Presbyterian Women
(Ladies Aide).
Kate kept busy with many different activities. For several years
she wrote the yearly newsletter for Belvidere Alumni, the Belvidere
news for the Kadoka Press and the weekly newsletter for Belvidere
Kate was also a Sunday school teacher. She cooked for Rodeo Bible
Camp and she enjoyed bowling.
She has fond memories of hosting all holiday dinners for both sides
of her family for many years. As a family, they attended the South
Dakota State Fair each year.
Some special times Kate shared were of attending the South
Dakota Stockgrowers conventions along with the Willerts. During
these trips they took in the Corn Palace activities each year.
Kate loves to visit and her smiling face is such an enjoyment to the
staff and residents. She is a very kind and caring person, but also
stands strong in her beliefs.
We would like to congratulate Kate on being chosen Kadoka Nurs-
ing Home resident of the month.
Kadoka Nursing Home
Resident of the Month
need to be sent out to the new busi-
ness inviting them to join KCBA.
Fromm’s Hardware and Plumbing
and Coffee Cabin are two new busi-
nesses in town.
Rusty Olney brought up sending
a welcome gift out to new busi-
nesses. In the past there were flow-
ers or a plant sent to new
businesses in town. There was
some discussion about cost. Discus-
sion will continue at a later date.
New business discussion began
with the liability insurance that is
due. This bill needs to be approved
before the next meeting so it can be
paid promptly. The cost of the in-
surance has increased $25. It was
approved to pay.
The subject of the condition of
the signs that direct visitors to
Main Street was brought up. Dis-
cussion was held dealing with fix-
ing the signs and the visibility.
Lauri will get an estimate on what
a new vinyl would cost.
Lonny Johnston asked what was
found out about the solar panels
that could be used for lighting
signs along interstate. Lauri said
she would check on these.
The question was asked if any-
one has seen the new sign located
near Mitchell. Rusty Olney said he
had and stated they did a good job
on the sign, and it looks nice.
Rusty went on to talk about hav-
ing economic development give an
update at the quarterly meetings.
He gave an update on what has
been happening with the economic
development. They have already
received the first payment back for
the loan they approved. He also
stated they have applied for an ad-
ditional $100,000. Rusty said they
are currently working on securing
additional funds.
Rusty went on to explain the
process of applying for a loan and
what is included in the entire loan
process. There is a separate loan
board that handles the loans. The
board consists of people who have
had or currently have experience in
the banking and loan business.
Discussion on what the loan rate
is and if there are any stipulations
as to when economic development
can loan money they have collected
from loan payments made.
Lauri asked is anyone has been
able to attend the Stronger
Economies Together (SET) meet-
ings. June 11 is the next meeting in
There was talk of having Hori-
zon’s come to the quarterly meet-
ings and give updates on their
Due to the July 4 holiday, the
next KCBA meeting will be at
H&H on July 8 at noon.
--by Rhonda Antonsen
The KCBA held their monthly
meeting on Thursday, June 6 at
Club 27. The meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m. The treasures re-
port and bills for Traveler Maga-
zine, Kadoka Press, music calendar
and Lamar signs were presented
and approved.
There was discussion about hav-
ing quarterly meetings at Club 27
and the times of the meetings. The
meeting times will need to be cor-
rected on the music calendar to re-
flect the times of the quarterly
meetings in the evening.
Old business began with the dis-
cussion of the 4-H horse show that
will be held June 20. Jackie Stil-
well and Belinda Mitchell will help
Lauri Fugate with the lunch. Due
to some issues in the past, lunch
will need to begin promptly at
Brochures of Kadoka are cur-
rently being updated.
Reunion weekend activities
were discussed. Patty Ulmen
stated there will be a 5K run/2 mile
walk and bake organized by Keena
Moro. This will be a benefit for the
Kadoka Nursing Home.
There will be a firemen’s feed for
lunch on Saturday. Other Saturday
activities include the ranch rodeo.
Ryan Willert said calcutta will
begin at 1:00 p.m. and the rodeo
will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the arena.
The Cash Mob/Business of the
Month was discussed. Patty
handed out copies of a schedule of
the businesses to be mobbed and
highlighted over the coming
months. Kadoka Gas and Go was
the business cash mobbed in May.
Lauri Fugate talked about how it
went over. She said there was only
one extra person there. She also
stated that noon was not the best
time to hold the mob. The next cash
mob will be held at Petrified Gar-
dens. Bill Fugate will be in contact
with Sarah VanderMay or Mitchell
to let them know when Petrified
Gardens would like to schedule the
cash mob.
Kenny and Cindy Wilmarth at-
tended the Lit Swap. Cindy said
they took up three cases of
brochures and brought back one.
In other discussion, invitations
KCBA holds meeting at Club 27
The Kadoka High School Alumni
Reunion will be held June 21, 22
and 23.
The Kadoka Ambulance Service
will host a dance on Friday night
on Main Street under the tent.
Saturday activities include the
Kadoka Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment feed at noon, book signing,
tours of the school, Kadoka Depot
Museum, and the Pearl Hotel.
The Kadoka Nursing Home will
host a 5K run/2 mile walk along
with a bake sale.
Triangle Ranch B&B owners
Kenny and Lyndy Ireland will hos-
ing an open house on Saturday
from 2 to 4.
Plans are also being finalized for
the Buffalo Stampede Ranch Rodeo
on Saturday. The calcutta will
begin at 1 p.m. with the rodeo to
follow at 2 p.m.
Saturday night the Kadoka VFD
will host a dance under the tent on
Main Street.
On Sunday, the Kadoka Alumni
Association will be serving biscuits
and gravy starting at 7:30 a.m. at
the fire hall. Church services will
be held under the tent at 10:45
Class events are also being
planned. Class of ‘53 contact is
Tootie Terkildsen at 837-2417;
Class of ‘63 Vern Richardson at
462-6162; Class of ‘73 Debbie An-
tonsen at 837-2753; Class of ‘83
Shivaun Williams at 462-6399;
Class of ‘93 Valerie Ohrtman at
462-6315; Class of ‘03 Toni Romero
at 454-2054.
Kadoka reunion weekend activities
O’Daniel captures All-Around,
Christensen Reserve All-Around at regional rodeo
High School
Team wins
trophy at
Klay O’Daniel,
above, in tie
down roping
and Logan
left, in tie
down roping.
See complete
results on
page 6.
Church Page …
June 13, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 2
Pastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
Father Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
Confession After Mass
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.
Gus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
Sunday Worship--10:00MT/11:00CT
WIC, Food
Stamps & EBT
Phone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday
8 AM - 6 PM
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.
Kadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - May
Release Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
Interior • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Church Calendar
Upcoming Area
Events …
T-ball has started call Sanna Rock
for details 462-6151 or 381-6383.
Kadoka Area School Board will
hold their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Baseball game Thursday, June 13
at Murdo.
Tuesday, June 18 baseball game
will be in Kadoka against Wall at
5:30 p.m.
Jackson County 4-H horse show
will be Thursday, June 20 at the Buf-
falo Stampede Rodeo Arena in
June 21, 22 & 23 will be the Kadoka
Alumni Reunion.
Reading program every Wednes-
day at the Jackson County Library at
10 a.m.
Read Mark 11:15-17
Yesterday we saw that when fleshly desires and godly
freedom collide, the result can be frustration, anxiety,
and dissatisfaction with our circumstances. Unless we’re
careful, that inner turmoil can lead to sin.
There is another form of frustration, however. It’s used by God to motivate His children to make a positive
difference in the world around them. This emotion is derived from witnessing acts of evil, feeling a great
need to deliver the gospel to the lost, or becoming discontent with the moral deterioration of our culture. It
comes from being burdened by the same things that weigh on God’s heart.
Ephesians 4:30 says the Holy Spirit within us can become “grieved,” or saddened, by the rampant evil all
around. When this happens, we experience the sensation of godly frustration. Perhaps this is what Jesus
felt when He witnessed the money changers selling their wares in God’s holy temple (Mark 11:15).
If we are not cautious, though, acting upon impulsive urges can cause needless damage to others and to
ourselves. So, to bring about positive change, we must properly direct any feelings of spiritual frustration.
That’s why it is important to establish a practice of submitting all our emotions to the Lord. When our hearts
are pure, He will reveal to us what He would have us do.
The next time you experience godly frustration, lift up your feelings to the Lord, and wait patiently until
you receive clear guidance about how to proceed. He may ask you to take action, or He may call you to in-
tercede quickly in prayer.
God Can Use Our Frustration
Inspiration Point
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Jill Alfaro, age 57, of Philip, S.D.,
died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the
Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital
in Philip.
Jill Ann Fitch was born October
24, 1955, in Kadoka, the third of
three daughters to Lewis E. “Bud”
and Dorothy (Hansen) Fitch.
Jill graduated from Philip High
School in 1973.
She and her mother purchased
the 11-Mile Corner station. It was
there she honed her pitch and pool
playing abilities.
Jill traveled with her sister,
Diane, and two friends to Rome,
Italy, for the Holy Year Celebration
of 1975.
In the early 1980s, she and a good
friend, Paula Erdmann, moved to
Amarillo, Texas, to work for Ike and
Florence Dale at their Husky Truck
Stop. It was during this time that
she married Juan Tomás Alfaro.
After she and her daughter re-
turned to Philip, she worked for the
box factory before going to work at
the local grocery store. She contin-
ued to work there until her death.
Jill loved nothing more than
being outside on a warm day, even
those unbearably hot South Dakota
days where even the breeze is blaz-
ing. She just loved the feeling of the
sun hitting her skin. Nothing was
better than being able to mow or
even spend the day reading a good
or terrible book, depending on
whether you liked Stephen King or
some juicy suspense, with a cold
beer in one hand and a bottle of sun
tan lotion in the other.
Her house was always filled with
music! From golden oldies to some
good old country; as long as it was
loud, it didn't matter. She wasn't
much of a singer, as anyone will tell
you, but she was one helluva dancer.
Jill cared deeply for every child in
her family, but for sure she had a
special place in her heart for the
Sloveks, Kash, Kaydence,and Karli,
and they sure filled her heart with
so much joy in the hardest months
of her life. Although she is gone,
they can always count on Grandma
Jill to be watching.
Jill taught us many things with-
out having to try too hard. For in-
stance, she taught us to strive to
emulate a balance of strength and
compassion, dignity and a love of
mischief, but most importantly she
taught us to never take life too seri-
ously and to just be happy with the
life you've got.
Survivors include her daughter,
Dorothy Ann Alfaro, and her fiancé,
Kyle Hoemke, of Philip; two sisters,
Diane Fitch and Marianne Frein
and her husband, Lloyd, all of
Philip; nephews, Tadd Moriarty of
Chicago, Ill., Vance (Anissa) Mori-
arty of Manhattan, Kan., Jacob
Frein (Melissa) of Rapid City,
Patrick (Amanda) Moriarty of Rapid
City, and Ian Moriarty of Rapid
City; nieces, Mikal (Rian) Ras-
mussen of West Des Moines, Iowa,
and Laura (Bruce) Potter of Bran-
don; a grandniece, Eliza Potter;
grandnephews, Brodi Moriarty,
Finn and Donovan Moriarty, Colt
and Carson Frein, Graham Ras-
mussen, and Wyatt Potter; and her
special friends, Gina Thorson of
Wadena, Minn., and Heather Eisen-
braun of Philip.
Jill was preceded in death by her
parents, Bud and Dorothy Fitch; her
grandparents; and a brother-in-law,
Tom Moriarty.
Services were held Monday, June
10, at the American Legion Hall in
Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach
Music was provided by Marilyn
Millage, pianist, and Kristina
Schofield, vocalist. Ushers were
Rodney Dahlvang and Kalvin Eisen-
braun. Pallbearers were Tadd,
Vance, Pat and Ian Moriarty, Kyle
Hoemke, Bruce Potter, Jacob Frein
and Rian Rasmussen.
Interment was at the Masonic
Cemetery in Philip.
Arrangements were with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available
at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Jill Alfaro_____________________
Monday, June 17
Crunchy baked fish, creamed
potatoes and peas, cucumbers and
onion salad, bread and mandarin
orange salad.
Tuesday, June 18
Oven crisp chicken, mashed po-
tatoes and gravy, harvard beets,
bread and peach crisp.
Wednesday, June 19
Polish sausage with sauerkraut,
boiled potatoes, sliced carrots, corn
bread and applesauce.
Thursday, June 20
Swiss steak with tomatoes, wild
rice blend, cauliflower, dinner roll
and apricots.
Friday, June 21
Chef salad with turkey or beef,
V-8 juice, blueberry muffin and
tropical fruit.
Meals for
the Elderly
Tyra Fugate gets ready to shoot the ball during the
skills training at the Pacesetter’s Basketball Camp.
Dustin Enders takes a jump shot during the camp.
--photos by Rhonda Antonsen
Pacesetter’s clinician Dave Walker speaks to the players during a break at the
camp in Kadoka.
Dillon Moro hands the ball to Anna Stone during a scrimmage at the Pacesetter’s
Basketball Camp.
Aage Ceplecha works one on one with Pacesetter’s clinician Dave Walker.
Lindsey VanderMay works on her shooting form dur-
ing the Pacesetter’s Basketball camp.
Pacesetter’s clinician Dave Walker talks to the players about the plays and skills
they have just finished practicing.
Pacesetter’s Basketball Camp held in Kadoka
For the third year, Kadoka Area High School head boys’ basketball
coach Mark Reiman hosted a Pacesetter’s Basketball camp from June 3-
5 at the Kadoka City Auditorium
Clinician Dave Walker, from Minnesota West Community and Technical
College, instructed the camp.
There were two sessions each day. The morning session consisted of 36
boys and girls grades fourth through seventh grade, and the afternoon
session consisted of 23 eighth grade through 12th grade students.
Students from Kadoka, Midland, Long Valley, and Philip schools at-
tended the three day camp.
Belvidere & Norris News …
June 13, 2013 • Kadoka Press • Page 3
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Starting case lot specials.
Catholic Diocese of Rapid City is now accepting Bids
on the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church building
in Norris, SD. Wood frame 24’ x 60’. To be moved or
dismantled and site cleared. Bids due July 15, 2013;
Building to be removed by September 30, 2013.
For bid info or to schedule a site visit, contact: Fr. Bryan
Sorensen, PO Box 567, Martin, SD 57551, 488-0162.
The Church reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Is it possible to work too hard at
having fun? I suspect it might be.
Take the RV that I passed on the
freeway the other day. Here was
this huge brown RV rolling down
the road with a car hooked on be-
hind. Two canoes were strapped to
the top of the car and three bicy-
cles on the back of it. One more
bike was strapped to the back of
the RV. “My goodness!” I thought.
“These people are working really
hard at having a good time!”
And, for them, it might be quite
a lot of fun. I don’t know for sure.
It would be a little tedious for me.
There you are driving this small
train many miles to get to an inter-
esting destination. Then you’d
have to find a place to park and get
set up with electrical and plumb-
ing connections after making sure
the RV was fairly level. You’d prob-
ably have to take down the canoes
and bikes and get all settled in.
This would take quite a bit of time.
Naturally, you wouldn’t want to
miss anything so you might see if
the park had a decent pool and go
for a swim. Other local attractions
should really be checked out as
All in all, I had no envy at all for
the family or group that was trav-
eling around in this mobile fun
machine. I maybe could handle
driving to some resort, setting up
and staying there for a week or so,
but moving this rig to new loca-
tions every day would soon try my
patience. I had a travel trailer for
a while and pulled it from South
Carolina back home to the ranch
after being in the Navy. It was
somewhat enjoyable, but nothing
I’d care to repeat at this point in
my life. I think of the time some-
where in Kentucky or Tennessee
when I was going over some moun-
tains, and my car vapor locked and
would barely move. “Now what am
I going to do?” I wondered. I had
visions of being stalled out on a
steep, winding mountain road with
a defunct car pulling a trailer.
Luckily, things righted themselves
after a cool-down, and I could con-
tinue on and arrive home with no
major problems. I parked the
trailer at the ranch where it sat a
year or two until someone offered
to buy it. I sold it. My trailer days
were over. I had some good times
in that camper and don’t regret
having had it for a few years, but
it was time to move on to other
things. I figured there were easier
ways to have fun.
Wife Corinne and I feel some-
what similar when we watch the
revelry going on in Times Square
on New Year’s Eve. Everyone is
laughing, and shouting, and ap-
parently having quite a grand
time. Personally, Corinne and I
have no desire at all to stand
around outside all bundled up
against the cold and waiting for
some silly ball to drop, signaling
the beginning of a new year. It al-
ways looks to us like those folks in
Time Square are trying awfully
hard to have a good time. More
power to them, but don’t expect us
to join them anytime soon.
Part of my aversion to manufac-
tured fun has to do with being
raised on a ranch. You simply have
to travel too far to find a party, and
sometimes the roads are muddy or
snow covered to boot. It is easier to
find simpler things for entertain-
ment such as walks on the prairie,
a dip in the stock dam on a hot day,
fishing, watching a sunset, and the
Additionally, seeking constant
pleasure seems a bit shallow as a
life’s goal. Isn’t it somewhat better
to accomplish useful things in life?
It seems that way to me anyway.
What is ideal is when your work is
enjoyable. For many of us, ranch-
ing often fills the bill. Being out-
side tending critters has some bad
times, but also many good ones. I
also find it satisfying to provide
music at church on Sunday, write
down various observations on life,
and help take care of my young son
who can’t do a lot of things for him-
self. I also like fiddling with com-
puters, practicing the piano,
reading books, eating a tasty meal,
and just enjoying life in general. I
seem to have no need to search for
pleasure. It’s all around me. All I
have to do is enjoy it.
For instance, I’ve just finished
writing this which took some con-
centration, typing, and computer
fiddling. Next I should practice the
piano in getting things ready for
church tomorrow. After that, I
have some shrimp needing to be
cooked up with pasta, tomatoes,
mushrooms and cheese. Sponge
cake with cream-cheese frosting is
available for dessert. Take a guess.
Would I rather be right here lead-
ing the simple life or traveling the
country in a huge RV trailing a car
with attached boats and bikes?
Yep, you’re right. Home is where
the heart is, and right now my
heart is glad to be at home.
Good Times
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
The Belvidere Firemen’s feed
and dance on Saturday evening
went very well according to fire
chief, Jim Addison. Lots of people
came and enjoyed the food, visiting,
and dance. Some 142 burgers were
served along with 245 brats and a
whole lot of beans and other things.
Enough money was raised to keep
things operational for a while. Ac-
cording to Jim, it takes about
$4,500 to $6,000 a year to keep the
fire department up and running.
Bob Fortune celebrated his 65th
birthday for about three days. His
actual birthday was on Thursday,
which was duly celebrated with his
wife, Ruth, and his kids, Chuck,
Francie, and Les and their families
and friends. A supper was served
for all of these on Thursday
evening. Additional meals were
served on Friday and Saturday.
Others coming on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday included Mark and
Karen Nelson with Kathleen and
Jayden, Dave and Beth Flom, Kay
Moody, and other relatives and
friends. Fortunes also sold last
year’s calf crop on Friday, so there
was no lack of activity and visiting
for three or four days.
Chuck and Merry Willard drove
to Philip on Friday to visit Chuck’s
mom, Pat. On Saturday evening,
they attended the firemen’s feed
and dance in Belvidere. Merry said
they didn’t get home until 11:00
p.m. since there were so many peo-
ple to visit with. Their daughter,
Coleen, and her husband and
daughter were here for ten days or
so recently and went home by way
of a big team-roping event in Bow-
man, ND, that Billy wanted to be
in. He had brought two horses with
him from Wyoming. The roping
event was supposed to be in Belle
Fourche, but recent rains had
made a swamp out of the rodeo
grounds there resulting in the
move to North Dakota. When the
cowboy event was going on in Bow-
man, Merry’s mom called and was
all worried because she’d heard
there were tornados in the Bow-
man area. That was true, but Billy
and Coleen were not affected.
Merry said, though, that Billy re-
ally hates some of our weather in-
cluding wind, hail, and tornados.
He’s lived in the mountains for
most of his life where these things
are rare, and he doesn’t really care
to get acquainted with them.
Chuck has now been back at his
paramedic work at Rosebud for
three months after taking off sev-
eral months to have his hip re-
placed. He has also taken some
time off recently to help with vari-
ous brandings around the country.
On one day last week at Rosebud,
the ambulance had thirty calls in
24 hours, so the work there can be
fairly intense.
Betty Kusick was visited by Joe
Livermont of Wanblee last week.
Naturally, they played some crib-
bage, and Betty managed to come
out the big winner. On Saturday,
Betty attended the firemen’s feed
and dance. She was going to stay
for part of the dance, but it got
chilly enough that she decided to go
home about 9:30. It was several
hours past her normal bedtime by
then anyway.
Jo Rodgers has been wondering
if they give frequent-driver miles
since she’s been getting in a lot of
driving lately with her post office
duties. She has hooked up with
Arla Patterson to travel to various
post offices to help them with vari-
ous duties. On Tuesday, the gals
went to Draper, Wood, and Mission.
On Thursday, Jo worked in Presho.
This week, Jo and Arla have trips
planned to Norris on Monday and
Harold on Tuesday. Jo attended the
feed and dance on Main Street on
Saturday and got in some dancing
and a lot of visiting. Son Jory also
was there and did some eating and
dancing. John, however, needed to
tend the bar so he didn’t go along.
Mark and Nicci DeVries and
sons are getting ready for the up-
coming baseball and softball sea-
son. Sons Geoffrey and Greyson
had their first baseball game on
Tuesday in Kadoka. As a result,
Saturday was spent by Nicci and
boys at Kadoka getting the conces-
sion stand cleaned and ready for
use. It will be run in part by the
cheerleaders as a fund raiser, and
Nicci is the coach and advisor to
the cheerleaders. Gavin will play
some softball. Other than that,
Mark and boys have attended var-
ious brandings and are getting
ready for the haying season. Mark
also helped put on the firemen’s
event on Saturday.
Kirby and Nancy Schofield took
in the feed and dance in Belvidere
on Saturday evening. Nancy is
back to working at 1880 Town for
the season. When Larry and John
Dolezal branded on Friday, Nancy
brought some co-workers from
1880 Town to observe since they
are not from this area and hadn’t
ever seen a branding. Kirby said
they moved some heifers out to
grass after the branding. On July
12, Kirby returns to Rapid City for
a three-month checkup to see if his
cancer is still under control or if
more treatments are required.
Bill Headlee traveled to the Win-
ner area on Sunday to pick up some
grass seed. Their alfalfa was hailed
out so maybe some grass seed will
help. While there, he visited his
daughter, Anora, and family and
helped his granddaughter, Ally, cel-
ebrate her third birthday. Last
weekend, Anora and kids and
Norma went to Deadwood where
Anora did a thirteen mile
marathon along the Mickelson
Trail. Norma went along to watch
the kids and said she probably got
in 30 miles trying to keep up with
them. Anora’s husband couldn’t go
along since some cattle had gotten
out and needed to be dealt with. On
Friday, daughter Donella came
from Sioux Falls with her friend,
Darrel. They were headed to the
Hills to do some camping at Custer
State Park. At the vet clinic, work
with calving difficulties is about
done for this year, but bull testing
is still in full swing. After that,
things may quiet down for a bit.
Russ and Gay Spinsby went to
Chamberlain on Friday where they
met their son, Marty, and family of
Mitchell. Beside just getting to-
gether to visit, Russ and Gay took
a small air conditioner to Marty for
use in his kid’s bedroom. Gay said
Presho was looking fairly bleak
along with a five-mile strip around
it due to a hailstorm that went
through there the same night
Belvidere had hail. It wasn’t pretty.
Back at home, some spraying of
fields is in the works with haying
about to begin.
“The most important thing a
father can do for his children
is to love their mother.”
Theodore Hesburgh
As I sit at the computer this
Monday morning folks are happy
as a lark. The countryside is
greener than it has ever been for
quite some time. The poppies and
irises are still blooming and pe-
onies about to pop wide open. The
pasturelands are green and grow-
ing fast. We received a half an inch
of rain Friday night and Saturday.
More rain is forecast for every day
this week, which is such good news
after the drought of last summer.
The birds are singing in the day
time and the stars are shining and
clear at night. Life is tremendous
in the country and attitudes are
even better!
Monday, Moya Brickman and
Carol Ferguson met Marjorie Pop-
kes in Valentine. They were treated
to lunch by Irene Kaufman at the
Valentine Senior Citizens’ Center.
In the sports news – it is rodeo
and baseball season – and basket-
ball is always in season here. This
week we are following both high
school and college rodeos. Good
luck to all the contestants.
My niece, Trisha Price, of Mau-
rine is in the college nationals in
Casper, WY, this week so am fol-
lowing that closely, too. She is in
the goat tying representing North-
western Oklahoma State Univer-
sity. South Dakota rodeo
contestants are competing for col-
leges all over the country and we
know they will do well.
The Rings’ branded calves on
Wednesday. Sharon Ring visited
Marjorie Anne Letellier that morn-
Thursday afternoon, Brant
Kary, Mike Ring and Evan Bligh
were on hand at the Ferguson
home to help gather, sort, and load
calves. Pete Ferguson and Howard
Heinert hauled calves to Ft. Pierre
later that afternoon. Ed and Carol
Ferguson were in Ft. Perre for the
calf sale on Friday.
Last weekend, Norris and White
River were well represented at the
Chippewa-Cree Classic Basketball
Tournament in Montana. Richard
and Crystal Charging Hawk took
four girls, Mike and Vickie Bur-
bank had seven boys and Cheyenne
and Orlana Schmidt took eight
eighth graders. Our eighth grade
team placed third, congratulations!
The gals were thrilled to meet
Tahnee Robinson the first Native
American to play in the WNBA.
Robinson grew up on the Wind
River Reservation in Wyoming. The
Montana Classic tournament hosts
Native American teams from all
over the nation.
Thursday was a busy day for
Maxine Allard. Dorothy Bligh vis-
ited Maxine in the afternoon, while
Evan was helping at Ed Fergu-
son’s. Later her son, Stan, of Rapid
City paid a surprise visit and did
some mowing around the place for
her. Maxine said the grass was so
tall in some places that Stan just
made a path for her.
That evening June Ring was a
supper guest. Prairie dog hunters,
Hank Hudson, and his son, John,
and grandson, Adam, paid Maxine
a visit on Friday. The Indiana
hunters returned that evening for
a chat before leaving for the
evening and were treated to pie.
This weekend is the big fast
pitch softball tournament held here
in Norris. The guys have been
working on the two ball fields to get
them ready. Both folks in Black-
pipe and Norris have been busy
mowing lawns. It looks so nice you
would almost think it was a compe-
tition. Keep it up folks, it is a never
ending job. We are just proud of
OUR town.
Besides the baseball tourna-
ment there is always Indian Taco
and rummage sales and the store
stays open till the games end.
Bertha Morrison is planning a
rummage sale at the Norris Town-
ship Hall on Saturday.
Tammy and Taylor Merchen
joined a group of gals from Kadoka
on a One Child Matters Mission
trip to the Dominican Republic on
Thursday on the first leg of their
trip. They flew out of New York on
Friday morning and will be gone
over a week.
Sue Larson of Rapid City and
Julie Letellier of Kilgore spent a
good share of the week helping pull
weeds and helping mow at the
James Letelliers, this week. Ty
Merchen helped mow the Norris
Cemetery and joined the gang at
the Letelliers’ for dinner. Friday
night we all enjoyed a fish fry at
the Jason Burma home in honor of
Jim’s birthday a bit early.
Folks might be interested to
know that Chris Starkjohnn was
in the GPA Championship Tourna-
ment in St. Louis, Missouri re-
cently. He is the son of Floyd and
June Starkjohnn of Windsor, Col-
orado formerly of Norris.
Saturday friends and neighbors
helped Ray and Gail Berry brand
in the rain. Loren and family were
home from Rapid City and Brent
came from Jamestown, ND, for the
event. Folks were remembering
how last year we were already wor-
ried about fires at branding time.
Carol Ferguson worked at the
Wanblee Post Office on Saturday.
Kaleigh WoodenKnife visited
Moya Brickman at the Ferguson
home on Sunday. Jess, Pete and
Marla Ferguson were Sunday sup-
per guests at the Ed Ferguson
Harry and Jeanne Merchen of
Black Hawk were at the ranch over
the weekend. They were busy
cleaning out a back room in which
they had stored items since their
Congratulations to Jeremy Ring
and Morgan Taft who were con-
firmed at the St. John Lutheran
Church on Sunday morning. Spon-
sors for Jeremy Ring were Gloria
Benn and his aunt, Deb Ring, and
sponsor for Morgan was her uncle,
Curt Eisenbraun. A reception was
held in the church basement in
honor of Jeremy and Morgan.
Grandma Sharon Ring had baked
a cake and punch and rolls were
Dinner guests of Robert and
Sharon Ring following the special
service were Jeremy Ring and his
parents, Torey and Linda Ring, and
Tyler, Rick and Gloria Benn of
Rapid City. Morgan Taft and her
parents, Dan and Susan Taft, and
Heather along with Uncle Curt
Eisenbraun of Rapid City.
The Jason Burma family en-
joyed the Go Fish Concert at the
South Park in Platte on Sunday af-
ternoon. They went out to eat with
Jason’s parents, Harry and Ruth,
and later that evening they visited
at the home of AJ and Klarissa
Backes. The Backes plan to leave
for Tanzania, Africa in a couple
weeks with the New Tribes Mis-
Happy Father’s Day all the dads
out there! Hope your day is very
Have a great week.
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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.
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
Questions or to register contact Keena at
knh5K@outlook.com or 605-837-2270
SonQuest Rainforest
Fully Rely on God
2013 Vacation Bible School
Monday June 17 through ursday, June 21
at the Kadoka Presbyterian Church
8:30 a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Everyone is welcome!
Preschool through 8th grade
If you have any questions contact
Dana Eisenbraun 837-2388,
Julie Hermann 837-2085 or
Pastor Gary McCubbin 837-2085
*There is no cost and
each child will receive
a free T-shirt*
Kadoka, SD • 837-2265
The family dining place!
Dads eat for 1/2 price at our buffet when
accompanied by their children.
Buffet includes roast beef, chicken and swiss steak,
mashed potatoes, gravy and dressing.
Buffet Dinner 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kids Bring Your Dad Out For Dinner
June 16th for the Sunday Buffet
Anita and Rob Raffaelli and chil-
dren, Angelo, Sofia, Elio and Ca-
rina, of Chesterfield, MO, stopped
briefly on Thursday to visit at the
home of Sydne Lenox. The Raffael-
lis were on their way to Santa
Cruz, CA, where they will be mov-
ing permanently. Also with them
was their dog, Caesar, so named
with the first letters of their
names. They are friends of Sydne’s
son, Bruce, and his family, who live
in Chesterfield. The family is tak-
ing their time and were planning a
visit to the Badlands and various
places in the Black Hills before
going on to California. They had
spent the previous night in
Mitchell and visited the Corn
Palace and viewed the beautiful
landscape at the rest stop overlook
near Chamberlain.
Kathy Brown has returned to
her Kadoka home from Northern
Minnesota where she had been car-
ing for and helping her mom, Alice
Zevnick. Alice recently had knee re-
placement surgery and Kathy had
spent six weeks with her mom, who
is now doing fine.
Joe and Betty Lou Stratton
drove to Sioux Falls on Friday, May
31, to attend the wedding of their
granddaughter, Anna Stoakes, to
Nathan Wong which was held on
Saturday, June 1 at Palisade’s
Park. Anna is the daughter of
Denny and Cynde Stoakes of Hart-
ford. Rose Ann Wendell of Pierre
and Dick and Phyllis Stratton of
Sioux Falls also attended the wed-
ding along with Ann’s brother, Pre-
ston, of Sioux Falls and their Aunt
Debbie Stoakes of Sioux Falls.
Nathan and Anna will live in Bran-
don; they both work in Sioux Falls.
The Strattons and Rose Ann re-
turned home later in the week.
Joe and Betty Lou Stratton
drove to the Hills on Sunday, June
9, to celebrate their 57th wedding
Nate and Amber Pittman and
two children of Greenwood, IN, vis-
ited briefly with her great-aunt,
Wanda Swan, one day last week.
They had been visiting in Philip at
the home of her parents, Lola and
Ron Hulce, and were on their way
home to Indiana.
Tim and Carmen Huffman spent
the weekend at a campground in
Pierre. Casey and Curtis Huffman
of Mobridge joined them and spent
Friday and Saturday nights with
them. Curtis went on to Mitchell on
Sunday and will spend a couple
days there for some training in his
new job as a principle in Wakpala.
The Huffmans returned home Sun-
The 20th annual Ireland Wagon
Train Ride was held this past
weekend at the ranch southwest of
town. Over 130 people attended
with about 15 wagons. They
crossed the White River a couple
times during the weekend with no
mishaps and a lot of good times. At-
tendees were from South Dakota,
Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and
Minnesota. The El Riab Shriners
Horse Corps of Sioux Falls served
breakfast each day. The train ride
ended on Monday.
Viola Olney was transferred to
one of the swing beds in Philip hos-
pital from Rochester, MN, on
Thursday, May 30. She is in room
#5 and is doing so much better. She
was transferred back on her son,
Rusty’s, birthday.
Ervin “Bud” Mednansky of Ban-
dera, TX, and his son, Lyle, are vis-
iting in Kadoka for several days.
They came to attend the funeral of
Mae Mednansky of White River on
June 4 and plan to stay in the area
until after Father’s Day weekend
when the annual Mednansky Re-
union will be held. Other local rel-
atives who attended the funeral
were Ken and Crystal Kusick,
Kevin Kusick and Art Mednansky.
Clara Belle Weller is now a resi-
dent at the Kadoka Nursing Home
after having been in the Philip
Nursing Home for some time. She
came to Kadoka on Thursday, May
29 and is sharing a room with
Bunny Green. Bud says she is very
happy to be back in Kadoka.
Saddle bronc riders from this
area who placed and won some
money this past week included Ty
Thompson who participated in the
North Central Rodeo in Medford,
WI., on June 7-8 placed fourth with
a 77 and brought home a check for
$715, and Louie Brunson, former
local resident but now of Rapid
City, rode in the Garden City, KS,
rodeo on June 6-8 and took first
place with a score of 85, winning
Wilma Brakke Stout
will be 90 years young
on June 19, 2013.
Brighten her day
with cards sent to
PO Box 18
Kadoka, SD 57543
Almost every week just like
clock work, in walks the lady with
the sunshine, smiles, stories, and
song! Lois Pettyjohn jump starts
our week off by coming in on Mon-
day mornings. We are very blessed
to have her as one of our volun-
Dorothy and Brad Louder
dropped by to visit with Dwight. He
enjoys looking at the farming mag-
azines they leave for him. He is lik-
ing the nice weather and being able
to get out and get some fresh air!
On the first Tuesday of the
month we have Frances Terkildsen
and Geraldine Allen come by and
call and play Bingo with the resi-
dents. It gets to be a little tense at
times when all is sitting on that
ONE number! We appreciate you
ladies for being so dedicated and
we love you.
Pat Kozlik stopped in to visit
with Bunny Green and Ruth
Klundt. They always have a lot to
catch up on.
We want to welcome Clara Belle
Weller. She will be staying in room
three with Bunny Green. Please
stop by to say hello and make her
feel welcome! It is nice to see Bud,
Jean, and the rest of the family
back around the home.
Phyllis Word, Lova Bushnell,
Shirley Josserand, Lola Joyce Rig-
gins, and many others stop in often
to visit many of the residents, with-
out all of you this place would be
pretty boring. We all love and ap-
preciate you.
Joy Parker received many visi-
tors throughout the week. Ron and
Renate Carson, Wilma and Mel
Carleton and Sandi Luisi. Sandi is
the daughter of Mel and Wilma,
she drove down for church.
Arlys Klundt and his friend,
Raynita, were down to visit with
mom, Ruth Klundt. The smile on
her face when she sees them tells it
Alice Wilmarth is also liking the
nice weather she enjoys sitting out-
side with family and friends.
Emma Jarl has been very busy
getting all her bird feeders cleaned
and filled up with seed. She loves
to sit on her bed and watch and lis-
ten to the birds, they are awesome!
Last week we got the garden put
in. We planted tomatoes, cucum-
bers, peppers, carrots, potatoes,
squash, parsley, beans, and lettuce.
We also planted some beautiful
flowers and Micki Word was given
a large flower arrangement, in
which is sitting outside the front
At this time I would like to let
each and everyone of you know how
much we appreciate their visits,
prayers, phone calls, and kind
deeds. Until next time enjoy the
nice weather and be safe!
We have many planned outings
this summer that included picnics,
rodeos, water aerobic, 1880 Town,
Pierre waterfront, and many more.
Join us for lunch…
Buffet Every Sunday
Includes Salad Bar & Dessert
serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jigger’s Restaurant
837-2000 • Kadoka
Daily Noon Speicals
Monday through Friday
Serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Homemade Salad Bar
everyday of the week!
red breast that the robins are
sporting this year? They are nu-
merous, but I have only seen one
We have been getting some
beautiful late spring days. We have
had some rain showers that are en-
couraging our ranchers to think of
haying, and our farmers to have ex-
pectations for their seeds they have
Joyce Hicks and Lova Bushnell
have enjoyed their daily game on
Sunday afternoon. They play al-
most everyday.
Joe Hoffman was sporting in-
jured and sore hands from remov-
ing wheel bolts.
Mowing is a must do job, since
we have had a few rain showers.
I had a nice short visit with Cora
Dillman doing her daily hall walk.
I made three trips to the doctor’s
office. I also called on my sister-in-
law, Faye Eisenbraun, a few after-
noons this last week. I did meet
Janell (Williams), from Idaho,
while walking. They had just ar-
rived to visit her mother Alice
Pearl Williams who is a Kadoka
resident. The Williams family were
country friends of my family. My
kids went to school with Alice
Pearl’s kids. We stopped in and
said “hi” to Faye as Faye was her
school teacher.
Here is thought: “A friend is one
of the nicest things you can have
and one of the nicest things you can
Bob Allan accompanied his sis-
ter, Jeanie, to Denver on Friday. He
is on his way back to Alaska by the
airway. Anchorage, Alaska is one of
his terminals.
Arlys Klundt and his friend of
Rapid City were weekend visitors
and saw his mother, Ruth Klundt.
While here, they also did some
With school out for the summer,
Henry and Linda Yellow Elk are
enjoying a few days visit with their
daughter, Tory. Tory is planning on
working in Wall for the summer.
I had an unfortunate incident on
Saturday. I did some straining and
lifting a couple of weeks ago, and it
settled in my back. I brought home
a prescription to my apartment.
When I looked to take one, they
were gone. Just an empty prescrip-
tion bottle!
I was a brief guest in the Chris
and Anitalyn Riggins’ home Thurs-
day evening. Kelly Riggins, Jason
of Rapid City, Kevin Free, and
Denise Kelly were also there. Ani-
talyn, who is the Kadoka Pool man-
ager, was at the pool.
While coming home from the
River Region SD Regional Rodeo in
Ft. Pierre, I was visiting with my
grandson, Chris, and he said that
my great grandson, Dylan, placed
again and has enough points to
participate in the state rodeo that
will held in Belle Fourche.
I had a nice visit with Ella Hind-
man in her mother Bonnie’s room.
Bonnie is comfortable and doing
quite well for now in the Rapid City
Regional Hospital.
The quilters, Margie Peters,
Susie Bauman, Shirley Josserand,
Beverly Page and Lova Bushnell,
were quite busy Wednesday
evening. They got two quilts tied
and were working on another one.
I did my daily walk to the nurs-
ing home on Sunday. Some doors
were closed, but some were still in
the sitting room after the afternoon
church services. I see Clara Belle
Weller is a new resident.
Our maintenance man, Bryan
Doughty, is crippling around with a
very, swollen, and painful looking
calf and ankle that was hurt from
a past injury.
Have you noticed what a pretty
We need softball girls!
Practices are Mondays &
Wednesdays at
10 a.m.
Come Join Us!
The Presbyterian Church in
Kadoka will have Vacation Bible
School from Monday, June 17
through Thursday, June 20 at the
church in Kadoka. The theme this
year will be SonQuest Rainforest-
Fully Rely on God.
Vacation Bible School will start
at 8:30 a.m. each day and end at
12:00 p.m. It is for grades pre-
school through eighth grade. There
is no cost and each child will re-
ceive a free T-shirt. Everyone is
If you have questions call Dana
Eisenbraun 837-2388, Julie Her-
mann 837-2085 or Gary McCubbin
Vacation Bible
School begins
126th Spring Commencement at
the University of South Dakota on
Saturday, May 4 at the Dakota-
Jeremy Winfield Coller,
Associate of Science, Nursing
Skye Morgan (Lindquist) Mork,
Bachelor of Arts, Contemporary
Media & Journalism
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
University of South Dakota stu-
dents receiving academic honors for
the 2013 Spring Semester have
been announced.
Students earn Dean’s List dis-
tinction by achieving a GPA of at
least 3.5 while maintaining a
course load of 12 or more credit
hours with no incomplete or failing
Benjamin Charles Stout
Kadoka • SAGBS
Tia Cherie Carlson*
Kadoka • SNURS
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Allen College of Waterloo, Iowa
held its commencement ceremony
on Friday, May 10 at Nazareth
Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls,
Brenda Berry, Interior, SD
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Dakota State University in
Madison, SD, held the spring com-
mencement ceremony Saturday,
May 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the DSU
Christian Byrd, Bachelor of
Science in Exercise Science
Karl Ireland, Bachelor of Science
in Exercise Science
Local students Carson Good, an
eighth grader from Long Valley
School, and Ryan Schlabach, an
eighth grader from Kadoka School,
have earned a position on the
South Dakota State National Jun-
ior High rodeo team. Both will be
traveling with fellow teammates to
Gallup, N.M., June 23-29 to com-
pete at the ninth annual National
Junior High Finals Rodeo
(NJHFR). Good will be competing
in team roping, boys’ goat yying
and boys’ breakaway roping.
Schlabach will be competing in
bull riding and won the average in
bulls at state at the Cadillac
Ranch on May 26 and 27.
Featuring more than 1,000 con-
testants from 41 states, five Cana-
dian provinces and Australia, the
NJHFR is the world’s largest jun-
ior high rodeo. In addition to com-
peting for more than $75,000 in
prizes, NJHFR contestants will
also be vying for more than
$100,000 in college scholarships
and the chance to be named the
National Junior High Finals Rodeo
National Champion. To earn this
title, contestants must finish in
the top 20-based on their combined
times/ scores in the first two
rounds to advance to Saturday
evening’s final round. National
champions will then be deter-
mined based on their three-round
combined times/ scores.
Again, this year, the Saturday
championship performance will be
televised nationally as a part of
the Cinch Town Tour telecast se-
ries on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of
each NJHFR performance will also
air online at NHSRATV.com, pow-
ered by iHigh.com. Performance
times are 7 p.m. on June 23, 9 a.m.
and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.
Along with great rodeo competi-
tion and the chance to meet new
friends from around the world,
NJHFR contestants have the op-
portunity to enjoy shooting sports,
volleyball, tug-of-war, contestant
dances, family-oriented activities,
church services sponsored by the
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys,
and shopping at the NJHFR
tradeshow, as well as visiting his-
torical attractions of New Mexico
and nearby Arizona.
To follow you local favorites at
the NJHFR, visit NHSRA.org
daily for complete results. For
ticket information and reserva-
tions, call (800) 590-1302.
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Teens from Philip, Kadoka and
Wall areas have come together
again to make an American Legion
baseball team.
The 14- to 18-year-old members
of the Philip Post #173 team have
already put two doubleheaders
under their belts. On Saturday,
June 1, they challenged the Pied-
mont Post – St. Thomas More –
team, which had already won the
high school state baseball tourna-
ment this year. “They’re a pretty
good club,” said Philip coach Kory
Foss. “We had a rough first inning,
but we did pretty well after that”
Philip lost the two games.
On June 8, Post #173 traveled to
Belle Fourche to win the first game
12-4, then lose the second game 3-
9. Foss said doubleheaders are
done with the first game being
seven innings and the second being
five innings.
When it comes to practices, “We
kind of play it by ear,” said Foss.
“We have kids from all over the
place and try to work it to what the
kids can do.”
When it comes to travel, “We’re
on our own,” said Foss. “There
aren’t many Class B teams left. We
don’t even know who’s going to be
in our region this year. It’s hard for
a Class B to find games. You have
to travel quite a bit.
“This is our third year I’ve been
with them. We’ve progressively got-
ten better each year. Hopefully this
will be our best year yet. We have
a lot of good kids, on and off the
field. It’s a fun group,” Foss con-
The players include two from
Philip – Avery Johnson and Riley
Heltzel. Two more are from Wall –
Cass Lytle and Trevor Anderson.
The rest of this year’s team are
from the Kadoka area – Aaron
Janis, AJ Bendt, Chandlier Sud-
beck, Clint Stout, Jed Brown, Nick
Young, Zac Stone, Storm Wilcox,
and Bubba Young from White
The game schedule for Post #173
is still tentative toward the end of
the season. All are doubleheaders,
except if noted, or tournaments.
June 15 at Rapid City.
June 29 hosting Belle Fourche,
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
July 1 at Lead/Deadwood.
July 5-6 Wood Bat Tournament
at Lead/Deadwood.
July 8 nine-inning game at
July 12-13 Belle Fourche Tour-
July 15 hosting Rapid City, 5:00
p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
July 21 at Rapid City.
July ?? hosting Lead/Deadwood.
July ??-?? region tournament
Legion baseball into 2013 season
T-ball season begins with home game
The second weekend of high
school regional rodeos was held
June 7-9 with more youth qualify-
ing for the South Dakota High
School Rodeo.
The state high school rodeo is set
for June 19-23 at Belle Fourche’s
Roundup arena.
Kadoka had students particpat-
ing at Ft. Pierre and Sturgis.
To qualify for the state rodeo a
contestant must earn three points
in an event. Points are awarded for
first through 10th place. First place
garners 10 points down to 10th
place getting one point.
All-around cowboy was earned
by Klay O’Daniel and reserve was
Logan Christensen at Ft. Pierre.
The Kadoka Rodeo Team won the
team trophy for the most team
Ft. Pierre Regional Rodeo
River Region
First Go
Pole Bending: 1. Sydney Cowan, Har-
rold, 20.572; 2. Taylor Bothwell, Pierre,
21.761; 3. Madison Rau, Mobridge, 21.976;
4. Josey Aasby, Highmore, 22.011; 5. Bai-
ley Tibbs, Ft. Pierre, 22.408; 6. Ashley
Theobald, Ft. Pierre, 22.477; 7. Kailee
Webb, Isabel, 22.553; 8. Josie Kennedy, Vi-
vian, 23.171; 9. Alaina Stangle, Milesville,
23.394; 10. Sloan Anderson, White Horse,
Bareback Riding: No qualified rides.
Steer Wrestling: 1. Jake Fulton,
Valentine, Neb., 9.510; 2. Wyatt Fulton,
St. Lawrence, 10.200; 3. Nolan Richie,
Bristol, 10.510; 4. Casey Heninger, Ft.
Pierre, 11.030; 5. Jacob Kammerer, Philip,
12.900; 6. Tyler Gaer, Newell, 13.620; 7.
Reid Rutten, Colome, 18.060; 8. Brendon
Porch, Kadoka, 22.220; 9. Dan Etzkorn,
Pierre, 25.280
Breakaway Roping: 1. Remi Wient-
jes, Onida, 3.000; 2. Brooke Nelson,
Philip, 3.070; 3. CY Christensen, Ken-
nebec, 3.380; 4. Taryn Lessert, Martin,
3.540; 5. Sydney Cowan, 3.670; 6. Hanna
Hostutler, Midland, 3.830; 7. Sloan Ander-
son, 4.250; 8. Cedar Jandreau, Kennebec,
4.410; 9. Jordan Bickel, Trail City, 4.920;
10. Moriah Glaus, Chamberlain, 5.010
Goat Tying: 1. Tawny Barry, Carter,
7.870; 2. Cedar Jandreau, 8.110; 3. Taylor
Bothwell, 8.700; Remi Wientjes, 8.840; 5.
Brandi Cwach, Geddes, 9.090; 6. Rylee Jo
Rutten, Colome, 9.590; 7. Schae Hanson,
Burke, 10.110; 8. Bailey Tibbs, 10.160; 9.
Madison Rau, 10.210; Cheyenne Salonen,
Gregory, 10.630
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Brady Jan-
dreau, Kadoka, 59; 2. Bill Chauncey, Mis-
sion, 53
Team Roping: 1. Thomas Doolittle,
Midland/Gunner Hook, Philip, 9.230; 2.
Samuel Boldon, Oglala/Klay O’Daniel,
Kadoka, 10.430; 3. Rance Johnson,
Philip/Jacob Kammerer, Philip, 14.720; 4.
Pearson Wientjes, Mound City/Reece
Wientjes, Mound City, 15.170; 5. Moriah
Glaus/RJ Rutten, 18.850; 6. Courthey
Dahlgren, Timber Lake/Bailey Tibbs,
20.760; 7. Alaina Stangle/Tanegai Zilver-
berg, Holabird, 21.200; 8. Aage Cephlecha,
Wanblee/Bill Chauncey, 31.00
Tie Down Roping: 1. Carson Musick,
Pierre, 13.080; 2. Rance Johnson, 16.620;
3. Klay O’Daniel, 19.080; 4. Logan Chris-
tensen, Kadoka, 20.280; 5. Dalton Lessert,
Martin, 29.340.
Barrel Racing: 1. Madison Rau,
16.141; 2. Laura O’Leary, Timber Lake,
16.311; TAylor Bothwell, 16.317; 4. Madi-
son Webb, 16.431; Sydeny Cowan 16.448;
Makayla Kroeplin, Highmore, 16.530; 7.
Katie Lensegrav, Interior, 16.599; 8. Cedar
Jandreau, 16.621; 9. Savanna Glaus,
Chamberlain, 16.678; 10. Schae Hanson,
Bull Riding: 1. Jake Frazier, White
Horse, 76; 2. Olathe Schmidt, White River,
73; 3./4. tie Scott Shoemaker, Gregory, /
Jesse White, White Horse, 65.
Boys Cutting: 1. Zane Whitney, Iona,
76; 2. True Buchholz, Kadoka, 71; 3./4. tie
Dillon DeJong, Kennebec, / Carson Mu-
sick, 65; 5. Klay O’Daniel, 65; 6. Logan
Christensen, 64; 7. Olathe Schmidt, 63.
Girls Cutting: 1. Katie Lensegrav, 72;
2. Erin Kenzy, Iona, 71; 3./4. tie Taylor
Bothwell / Kailee Webb, 68; Karissa Oden-
bach, Hamill, 65; 6. Tanegai Zilverberg, 63
Second Go
Pole Bending: 1. Jordan Bickel,
21.226; 2. Brandi Cwach, 21.286; 3. Laura
O’Leary, 21.337; 4. Remi Wientjes, 21.477;
5. Madison Rau, 21.490; 6. Taylor Both-
well, 21.664; 7. Alaina Stangle, 22.323; 8.
Madison Webb, 22.473; 9. Moriah Glaus,
22.763; 10. Tawny Barry, 22.854
Bareback Riding: 1. Casey Reder,
Philip, 67; 2. Tanner Langedeau, Presho,
64; 3. Dylan Riggins, Kadoka, 50; 4. Bill
Chauncey, 44.
Steer Wrestling: 1. Jake Fulton,
7.250; 2. Logan Christensen, 8.490; 3.
Jacob Kammerer, 8.660
Breakaway Roping: 1. RJ Rutten,
3.260; 2. Katie Hostutler, Midland, 3.370;
3. Moriah Glaus, 3.710; 4. Courtney
Dahlgren, 3.720; 5. CY Christensen, 3.790;
6. Jessica Olson, Ideal, 4.160; 7. Savannah
Glaus, 4.640; 8. Katie Lensegrav, 4.700; 9.
Cheyenne Salonen, 6.520; 10. Jordan
Bickel, 22.840
Goat Tying: 1. Remi Wientjes, 7.440;
2. Tawny Barry, 7.460; 3. Bailey Tibbs,
7.900; 4. Taylor Bothwell, 7.940; 5. Katie
Lensegrav, 8.070; 6. RJ Rutten, 9.020; 7.
Madison Webb, 9.570; 8. Cedar Jandreau,
9.670; 9. Brandi Cwach, 9.910; 10. Schae
Hanson, 10.060
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1. Collin Car-
roll, Harrold, 71; 2. Bill Chauncey, 67
Team Roping: 1. Samuel Boldon/Klay
O’Daniel, 8.780; 2. Pearson
Wientjes/Reece Wientjes, 9.290; 3. Brandi
Cwach/Savanna Glaus, 15.320; 4. Kurt
Braun, Gregory/Levi Schonebaum, Her-
rick, 18.080; 5. Logan Christensen/Bren-
don Porch, 18.850; 6. Tyler Gaer/Carson
Musick, 20.000; 7. Thomas Doolittle/Gun-
ner Hook, 20.210; 8. CY Christensen/
Wyatt Schaack, Wall, 21.730; 9. Lane Faw-
cett, Colome/Cohl Ratermann, Colome,
27.110; 10. Courtney Dahlgren/Bailey
Tibbs, 27.000
Tie Down Roping: 1. Nolan Richie,
11.560; 2. Klay O’Daniel, 13.870; 3. Jake
Fulton, 18.730; 4. Brendon Porch, 19.890;
5. Carson Musick, 19.910; 6. Wyatt Fulton,
24.910; 7. Pearson Wientjes, 26.940; 8.
Rance Johnson, 27.260
Barrel Racing: 1. Laura O’Leary,
15.884; 2. Kailee Webb, 15.913; 3. Madison
Rau, 16.238; 4. Bailey Tibbs, 16.318; 5.
Taryn Lessert, 16.380; 6. Cedar Jandreau,
16.411; 7. Savanna Glaus, 16.418; 8. Syd-
ney Cowan, 16.611; 9. Brandi Cwach,
16.664; 10. Josey Aasby 16.821
Bull Riding: 1. Jake Frazier, 76; 2.
Whitney, 74; 3. Casey Reder, 68; 4. Nolan
Hall, Timber Lake, 63
Boys Cutting: 1. True Buchholz, 72; 2.
Zane Whitney, 69; 3. Carson Musick, 67;
4. Logan Christensen, 65; 5, Dillion De-
Jong, 65; 6. Klay O’Daniel, 64; 7. Olathe
Schmidt, 63
Girls Cutting: 1. Katie Lensegrav, 72;
;2. Taylor Bothwell, 71; 3. Erin Kenzy, 71;
4. Kailee Webb, 70; 5. Karissa Odenbach,
69; Tanegai Zilverberg, 69
Sturgis Regional Rodeo
Southwest Region
First Go
Bareback Riding: 1. Shane O'Connell
Barrel Racing: 1. Mazee Pauley
17.139; 2. Mattee Pauly 17.265; 3. Keenie
Word 17.324; 4. Carlee Johnston 17.396;
5. Cassiey Mutchler 17.462; 6. Kaitlin Pe-
terson 17.692; 7. Bailey Lytle 17.692; 8.
Baillie Mutchler 17.709; 9. Kaylee Clark
17.769; 10. Kassi McPherson 17.830
Breakaway Roping: 1. Kaylee Clark
3.510; 2. Cassidy Mutchler 3.940; 3. Bailey
Hapney 4.190;4. Elsie Fortune 4.420; 5.
Karlee Peterson 4.790;6. Mikahla Fergu-
son 5.060; 7. Karllie Robertson 5.250; 8.
Kassi McPherson 6.420; 9. Sierra Correll
17.520; 10. Mazee Pauley 17.990
Bull Riding: 1. Jordan Hunt 65.0; 2.
Miles Engelbert 64.0; 3. Cole Reddy 61.0;
4. JD Phelps 49.0
Boys Cutting: 1. Josh Hunt 73.0; 2.
Treg Schaack 71.5; 3. Clint Stangle 71.0;
4. James Kirwan 70.5; 5. Wyatt Maciejew-
ski 70.0; 6. Cort Baker 68.5; 7. Jeb Hunt
68.0 ; 8. Herbie O’Daniel 67.0
Goat Tying: 1. Baillie Mutchler 8.470;
2. Riley Ann Smith 8.500; 3. Carlee
Johsnton 8.560; 4. Cassidy Mutchler
9.730; 5. Alyssa Lockhart 9.840; 6. Jordan
Tierney 10.180; 7. Mattee Pauley 10.500;
8. Tineale Peterson 10.750; 9. Karlee Pe-
terson 10.760; 10. Mazee Pauley 10.860
Girls Cutting: 1. Georgai Edoff 71.5; 2.
Brandy March 71.0; 3. Riley Ann Smith
70.5; 4. Karlie Robertson 70.0; 5. Kassidy
Batie 68.0; 6. Tylee Evans 67.5; 7. Kaitlin
Peterson 67.0; 8. Ta' Te Fortune 64.0; 9.
Karlee Peterson 64.0
Pole Bending: 1. Alyssa Lockhart
21.200; 2. Baillie Mutchler 21.670; 3.
Brandy March 21.800; 4. Carlee Johnston
21.970; 5. Nichole McPherson 22.170; 6.
Carlee DeWolfee 22.240; 7. Cassidy
Mutchler 22.350; 8. Whitney Gimpel
22.490; 9. Josie Blasius 22.560; 10. Bailey
Blain 22.640
Saddle Bronc: 1. Teal Schmidt 63.0; 2.
Kyle Reddy 52.0; 3. Jordan Hunt 51.0; 4.
Paul Kruse 42.0
Team Roping: 1. Trey Richter/Cabel
Schroth 8.160; 2. Treg Schaack/Levi Lord
11.170; 3. Jade Schmidt/Connor McNenny
13.300; 4. Jordan Hunt/Josh Hunt 14.180;
5. Tea; Schmidt/Cort Baker 14.320; 6.
Brandy March/Kassi McPherson 14.960;
7. Keith Hodson/Jacob Waln 27.970; 8. Till
Olson/Kaiden White Bear 33
Tie Down Roping: 1. Carson Johnston
12.880; 2. Lane Blasius 14.100; 3. Jade
Schmidt 15.220; 4. James Kirwan 16.550;
5. Lathan Lauing 16.990; 6. Treg Schaack
17.800; 7. Grady Egly 20.020; 8. Keith
Hodson 20.630; 9. Prestyn Novak 23.320;
10. Connor McNenny 24.650
Second Go
Bareback Riding: 1. JD Anderson
51.0; 2. Shane O’Connell 48.0
Barrel Racing: 1. Keenie Word 17.034;
2. Mattee Pauley 17.042; 3. Carlee John-
ston 17.281; 4. Mazee Pauley 17.594; 5.
Bailey Lytle 17.605; 6. Kassi McPherson
17.639; 7. Alyssa Lockhart 17.657; 8. Jor-
dan Tierney 17.669; 9. Karlee Peterson
17.676; 10. Ashley Peterson 17.709
Breakaway Roping: 1. Tryn Robert-
son 3.230; 2. Elsie Fortune 3.360; 3. Josie
Blasius 3.930; 4. Bailey Hapney 4.160; 5.
Kaylee Clark 4.260; 6. Alyssa Lockhart
4.480; 7. Brianna Clementson 5.420; 8.
Karlee Peterson 5.570; 9. Jordan Tierney
5.820; 10. Baillie Mutchler 16.160
Bull Riding: 1. JD Phelps 69.0; 2. Jor-
dan Hunt 63.0; 3. Kyle Reddy 62.0; 4.
Lane Cermak 60.0; 5. Chasen Cole 56.0
Boys Cutting: 1. Josh Hunt 73.5; 2.
Treg Schaack 73.0; 3. Clint Stangle 71.0;
4. James Kirwan 71.0; 5. Herbie O’Daniel
70.5; 6. Wyatt Maciejewski 69.5; 7. Cort
Baker 68.0; 8. Jeb Hunt 62.0
Goat Tying: 1. Riley Ann Smith 8.600;
2. Kaylee Clark 8.610; 3. Carlee Johnston
9.140; 4. Kailey Rae Sawvell 9.200; 5. Jor-
dan Tierney 9.660; 6. Brianna Clementson
9.850; 7. Kaitlin Peterson 10.290; 8. Cas-
sidy Mutchler 10.480; 9. Bailey Blain
10.880; 10. Mazee Pauley 11.650
Girls Cutting: 1. Georgia Edoff 72.0; 2.
Tylee Evans 71.5; 3. Karlee Peterson 71.0;
4. Riley Ann Smith 70.5; 5. Brandy March
70.0; 6. Cassity Goetz 69.5; 7. Kaitlin Pe-
terson 67.0; 8. Ta' Te Fortune 65.0; 9. Kas-
sidy Batie 61.0; 10. Karlie Robertson 61.0
Pole Bending: 1. Kaitlin Peterson
21.559; 2. Baillie Mutchler 21.746; 3. Car-
lee Johnston 21.780; 4. Mazee Pauley
21.833; 5. Whitney Gimpel 21.904; 6.
Brandy March 21.985; 7. Nicole McPher-
son 22.023; 8. Karlie Robertson 22.972; 9.
Kassi McPherson 23.054; 10. Ta' Te For-
tune 23.070
Saddle Bronc: 1. Jordan Hunt 59.0; 2.
Cody Smith 45.0; 3. Tyler Opstedahl 35.0
Steer Wrestling: 1. Grady Egly 6.080;
2. Connor McNenny 8.320; 3. Clint Stan-
gle 10.910; 4. Prestyn Novak 12.300
Team Roping: 1. Jade Schmidt/Con-
nor McNenney 6.060; 2. Wyatt
Mann/Prestyn Novak 8.100; 3. Derek Kn-
odel/Kolby Parmely 11.190; 4. Carson
Johnston/Lane Blasius 14.720; 5. Till
Olson/Kaiden White Bear 16.480; 6. Treg
Schaack/Levi Lord 24.110; 7. Brandy
March/Kassi McPherson 26.660; 8. Grady
Egly/James Kirwan 29.810; 9. Trey
Richter/Caleb Schroth 31.820; 10. Sierra
Correll/Lathen Stevens 33
Tie Down Roping: 1. Lane Blasius
12.330; 2. Grady Egly 12.640; 3. Carson
Johnston 14.250; 4. Cort Baker 15.330; 5.
Clint Stangle 16.030; 6. Jade Schmidt
16.680; 7. Lathan Lauing 16.690; 8. Jor-
dan Hunt 25.960; 9.Prestyn Novak 29.980;
10. Charles Risse 33.250
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during steer wrestling at the regional rodeo that was held in Ft. Pierre.
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Bronc Riding fans and contest-
ants, of all ages, will certainly be
entertained on Saturday, June 29,
2013 at the Frontier Arena in
White River, SD. And if you’re not
a rodeo fan now, you will be after
attending this annual event.
Contestants: The third annual
Saddle Bronc Chute-Out, hosted by
the Michael Glynn Memorial Coali-
tion, will feature 25 of the area’s
best bronc riders. Contestants en-
tered so far are coming from South
Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and
North Dakota. Locally, Ben Adrian
and Bill Chauncey are entered;
Chauncey having just completed
stellar performances at the High
School River Regionals, and head-
ing for the SD State Finals next
weekend in Belle Fourche.
Others entered at this time are
Eric Addison of Caputa, SD, who
has been a finalist in the Chute-
Out the past two years, as well as
brothers Ty and Derek Kenner of
Wood Lake, NE, who have been top
contenders. In addition, PRCA con-
testant Nate Nelson of Bismark,
ND will by vying for prize money,
as well as his traveling partners
Dude Koester, Jake Tescher and
Sean Johnson, all from Medora,
Of the 25 contestants, 12 will
come back to ride in the second and
final round.
A $5,000 purse will be added to
their entry fees, for the potential of
a large pay-out for the 12 top rid-
Youth Events: Added events this
year will feature a round of Mini-
Bronc riding. Youth ages 7-14 will
be riding miniature horses pro-
vided by Kevin Pinney of Philip,
SD and Dean Hawk of Rosebud,
SD. All contestants in this event
will receive a token prize. The two
top mini-bronc riders, as deter-
mined by a combination of judge’s
scores and crowd enthusiasm dur-
ing their ride, will receive Cham-
pion and Reserve Champion belt
Up to 16 contestants can event
the Mini-Bronc event. No experi-
ence is necessary, as Pinney said he
will talk to the rider, and match the
rider’s ability with a horse.
“We saw this event during a na-
tional event,” organizer Joyce
Glynn said, “and we just knew we
had to offer it at our bronc ride. It
is so much fun to watch those kids
on miniature horses, and what a
great way to kids excited about
In addition to Mini-Broncs,
youth aged 5-6 will be riding sheep
in a classic round of Mutton
Bustin’. Prizes will be awarded to
each of these contestants as well.
Added Attractions: The bronc
riding will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT
with the first round calcutta. A cal-
cutta will be held for each round of
John Costello, PRCA announcer
from Sundance, Wyo., will serve as
announcer for this years bronc ride,
bringing his wit and wisdom for
added entertainment.
Photo opportunities will be
abundant for parents. George and
Suzanne England of rural Mellette
County will be present with a dis-
play of their goat herd, including
four-legged baby ‘kids’ that love to
be held and photographed with
two-legged ‘kids’!
“We’ve got some really fun, and
healthy gifts lined up for everyone
who comes through the gate,” she
adds. “And just like last year, we’ll
be giving free root beer floats to
everyone who agrees to stay alco-
hol-free the whole weekend.”
This event, as all events hosted
by the Michael Glynn Memorial
Coalition, is alcohol-free.
“We know the tragic conse-
quences of drinking, and drinking
and driving,” Glynn explains. “We
want, especially young people, to
know that you can have a lot of fun,
even at a rodeo, without having al-
cohol involved. We don’t want any-
one to drive away under the
influence of alcohol.”
Entries: For more information,
or to enter yourself or a youth in
any of the events, you can contact
Roger or Joyce Glynn at 344-2533
or 441-5389, or e-mail
Gate admission is $10 for adults,
and $5 for all school aged youth (6-
17); up to age 5 is free. Concessions
will be available on the grounds.
No drugs or alcohol will be allowed,
nor will anyone be allowed in who
appears to be under the influence
of alcohol.
The Michael Glynn Memorial
Coalition was formed following the
death of Michael Glynn in 2006,
who died in an alcohol-related car
crash the morning after his high
school graduation. Michael was a
rodeo athlete, whose passion was
bull riding. The mission of the
MGM Coalition is to offer opportu-
nities for youth and adults to be-
come or stay alcohol, tobacco and
Saddle Bronc Chute-Out coming up in White River
Added events: Mini-Broncs and Mutton Bustin’ for youth
Swimming season begins with a splash
Caden Patterson
Jyrzee Coller and Samantha Enders Sammi Jo Stout and Peyton Porch
Johathan MacFeat and Mason Stilwell
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Klay O’Daniel
Cattle Cutting
Team Roping
Tie Down Roping
Austin Thayer
NRA Rifle Shoot
Herbie O’Daniel
Steer Wrestling
Team Roping
Cattle Cutting
Katie Lensegrav
Goat Tying
Cattle Cutting
Breakaway Roping
Aage Ceplecha
team roping
Brendon Porch
Tie Down Roping
Steer Wrestling
Team Roping
Marti Herber
Cattle Cutting
Dylan Riggins
Bareback Riding
Bull Riding
True Buchholz
Cattle Cutting
Logan Christensen
Cattle Cutting
Steer Wrestling
Tie Down Roping
Team Roping
H & H Restaurant
& Rodeway Inn
Ken & Cindy Wilmarth: 837-2287
Gene Christensen
BankWest Insurance
Lori Waldron
Midwest Cooperative
Rod Knutson, Mgr
Discount Fuel
Mark & Tammy Carlson
Stadium Sports
Mission, SD:
People’s Market
Rich & Shawna Bendt
Dr. B.L. Porch, DVM
Dr. Boyd Porch
J&S Restore
John & Sue Kaiser
Club 27
Lonny & Carrie
Hogen’s Hardware
Don & Randi Oyan
Double H Feed & Supply
Ted & Arlene Hicks
Hildebrand Steel
& Concrete
Rich, Colleen & Haven
Off: 837-2621
Rich/Cell: 431-2226
Haven/Cell: 490-2926
Kadoka Booster Club
Promoting Spirit
& Supporting Our Youth
State Farm Insurance
Jan Hewitt:
Headlee Vet Clinic
Drs. Bill & Norma Headlee
Kadoka: 837-2431
Philip: 859-2610
Kadoka Gas & Go
Grant Patterson
Kadoka Press
Robyn & Rhonda
Midland Food & Fuel
Clint & Brenda Jensen
West River
Craig & Diana Coller
Sauntee & Heidi Coller
Peters Excavation
Brent Peters:
Groven Chemical
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Official Proceedings
Board of Jackson
County Commissioners
May 13, 2012
The Board of Jackson County Commis-
sioners met in regular session on May
13, 2013 in the Commissioner’s Room of
the Jackson County Courthouse. Chair-
man Glen Bennett called the meeting to
order at 9:00 a.m. with members Larry
Denke, Larry Johnston, and Ron Twiss
present. Jim Stilwell was absent.
A representative of Indian Country Today
was present for most of the morning.
All motions carried unanimously unless
otherwise noted.
Twiss moved, Denke seconded, that the
minutes of the April meetings be ap-
Dale Young, AMDA Technologies, pre-
sented information on a proposed water
line being installed by the Oglala Sioux
Tribe for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Rural
Water Supply System. An easement to
place the proposed water line within the
right of way on the Allen Road (CH 14)
and 275 th. Street (CS 43) within Jack-
son County was presented to the board.
The easement and maps were reviewed
by the board. Following discussion,
Denke moved, Johnston seconded, that
the easement be approved and signed.
Sheriff Clements met with the board.
Terry Thomas, Greenvalley Fire Dept.,
Cliff McClure, Interior Fire Dept., and Eric
Gropper, Long Valley Fire Dept. were
also present.
Sheriff Clements reported that approxi-
mately two years ago state radio had in-
structed that Jackson County could no
longer use the Philip interagency system
for routine law enforcement communica-
tion. Jackson County has now been no-
tified that Pennington County has taken
over state radio dispatch and will no
longer dispatch Jackson County through
the Philip interagency system. Sheriff
Clements reported that Jackson County
could change to Winner 911 dispatch, but
their situation may change in the future
also. He also reported that a solution to
the situation may be to request the Sher-
iff’s Office digital channels be added to
the new Pennington County console
when it is set up. This could be done at
no cost to Jackson County, and then
have all Jackson County law enforce-
ment, ambulance and fire department ra-
dios programmed with the channels.
Terry Thomas reported that the Green-
valley Fire Department still has their old
analog radio system antenna. He re-
ported that the system could be used as
a county wide system. Report was made
that there is another analog antenna at
Eric Gropper’s which was used by the
Longvalley Fire Department. Discussion
was held that all first responders are now
using digital systems.
Cliff McClure, Interior Fire Department,
reported that the Potato Creek paging
equipment was repaired, and is working
Cliff McClure reported that West River
Electric has offered the use of their
bucket truck to assist with moving the
paging equipment from the old Interior
fire hall to their new hall. He also re-
ported that Pennington County’s original
cost estimate for moving the paging
equipment was $592.37, and that now
they have presented another estimate of
approximately $400.00 for materials
needed in moving the paging equipment.
Jackie Stilwell, Emergency Manager is to
order the additional materials.
Sheriff Clements reported that he has
withdrawn the Jackson County applica-
tion for next year’s Law Enforcement
Highway Safety Grant as match funding
will now be required.
Sheriff Clements inquired as to whether
the City of Kadoka has been billed
$2,000.00 for use of the county teletype.
Vicki Wilson, Auditor, reported that billing
will be sent to the city this month.
Sheriff Clements reported that jail costs
are higher in 2013 than anticipated. He
reported there is a new tribal jail facility
at Mission. Discussion was held that only
tribal members can be placed at the fa-
Vicki Wilson, Auditor, presented monthly
financial reports and the highway funds
The Auditor’s account with the County
Treasurer was approved as of April 30,
Total amount of
deposits in banks . . . . . . . . . .412.10
Total amount of
actual cash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .896.35
Total amount of
Register of Deeds cash . . . . .250.00
Total amount of checks . . . .128,175.42
Returned checks . . . . . . . . . . .1,639.48
Library Donations . . . . . . . . .15,878.49
Money Market
Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . .904,127.10
Time Deposits . . . . . . . . . . .117,132.00
JCFSA Passbook
savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,574.61
Total Funds . . . . . . . . . . .1,171,085.55
FUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .708,223.80
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347,421.40
Road & Bridge . . . . . . . . . .183,547.77
CH & BR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,688.66
Secondary Road . . . . . . . . .119,247.70
911 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,833.26
Other Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- 515.64
Emer./Disaster . . . . . . . . . . . .5,056.78
Abuse Center . . . . . . . . . . . .12,137.98
Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,616.66
Library Donations . . . . . . . . .15,878.49
L. E. S. T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,455.74
Mod. & Preserv. . . . . . . . . . . . . .855.00
AGENCY FUNDS . . . . . .462,861.75
Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322,228.02
Townships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834,.10
Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89,149.52
State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17,582.51
Law Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725.03
JCFSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,574.61
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29,767.96
Register of Deeds April collections:
The following bills from the files of the
County Auditor were presented, exam-
ined, allowed and ordered paid:
Salary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31,357.91
BankWest, payroll tax . . . . . . .8,539.44
American Family Life
Ass’r. Co., ins. prem. . . . . . . . .878.36
Jackson Co. Flexible
Spending Acct.,
payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222.92
Chase, def. comp. ded. . . . . . . . .30.00
S. D. Retirement,
payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,793.60
Credit Collection Bureau,
payroll ded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700.54
Boston Mutual Ins.
Co., ins. prem. . . . . . . . . . . . .148.04
Wage Works, adm. fee . . . . . . . .50.00
Colonial Life, ins. prem. . . . . . . . .25.56
S. D. State Treasurer,
04/13 cash rec. trans. . . . . .17827.51
S. D. Game, Fish & Parks,
license fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364.00
To Whom It May
Concern, 04/13
tax apport. . . . . . . . . . . . .414,828.12
Mechants Capital,
grader pmt. . . . . . . . . . . . .38,795.69
Pennington Co. 911,
04/13 PSAP pmt. . . . . . . . . .3,081.79
Pennington Co. 911,
05/13 PSAP pmt. . . . . . . . . .2,840.84
Motorola Solutions,
mobile radio (Hwy) . . . . . . . .1,985.00
S. D. Assoc. of Co.
Officials, workshop regis. . . . .700.00
S. D. Assoc. of Assessing
Officers, workshop regist. . . . . .28.00
U. S. Postal Service,
postage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363.60
To Whom It May Concer,
grand jury fees . . . . . . . . . . . .563.64
City of Kadoka, service . . . . . . .102.76
Golden West, service . . . . . . .1,100.55
Knology, 911 line . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.32
LaCreek Electric, service . . . . . . .52.83
Midwest Coop., gas, fuel . . . .8,635.46
S. D. Bureau of Info &
Technology, internet access . . .62.00
Verizon Wireless,
cell phone service . . . . . . . . . .179.50
Voyager Fleet Systems, gas . . .155.97
West Central Electric,
service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,030.03
West River Electric, service . . . . .42.69
West River Lyman Jones
Water, service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27.50
Luden’s, Inc., pallet forks . . . . . .300.00
S. D. Dept. of Revenue,
malt bev. lic. fees . . . . . . . . . .937.50
Haakon County, Adm.
asst. salary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385.55
Carrie Weller,
monitor, expenses . . . . . . . . . .142.74
A & A Tire, tire service . . . . . . . .953.10
Access Elevator,
semi-annual insp.
& repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730.00
Avera Queen of Peace,
CDL lab fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66.90
Rosemarie Bennett,
expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.10
Rosemarie Bennett,
Nikon camera, case . . . . . . . .258.32
Boot Barn, uniform pants . . . . . . .77.96
Butler Machinery, parts . . . . . . .641.30
Cedar Shore Resort,
lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163.90
Central S. D.
Enhancement Dist.,
address point project . . . . . .1,000.00
Century Business Leasing,
copier rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123.49
Cholik Signs,
Sheriff decals . . . . . . . . . . . . .175.00
Coast to Coast
Solutions, bookmarks . . . . . . .160.15
Heidi Coller, B/A draws . . . . . . .150.00
County Wide
Directory, maps . . . . . . . . . . . .260.00
Dakota Business Ctr.,
supplies, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.00
Discount Fuel, gas . . . . . . . . .1,137.59
Jamie Dolezal, expenses . . . . . . .36.00
Double H Feed, oil . . . . . . . . .1,620.00
Good Housekeeping,
subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.97
Great Western Tire, tires . . . . . .501.80
Hogen’s, parts,
supplies, mower . . . . . . . . . . .911.37
Hometown Computer
Service, service,
computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,477.02
J & S Re-Store, repairs,
service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151.44
Jackson Co. Cons. Dist.,
’13 approp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500.00
Kadoka Care Center,
office rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500.00
Kadoka Clinic, empl.
phys., CDL tests . . . . . . . . . . .205.00
Kadoka Press, publications,
subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .912.20
Kemnitz Law Office,
office exp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390.00
Kennedy Implement,
repair IH tractor . . . . . . . . . .4,704.10
Konst Machine,
headache rack ’13 Dodge . . . .467.37
Kevin Lewis, ct. appt. atty. . . .2,417.31
Todd Love, ct. appt. atty. . . . . . . . .9.97
Microfilm Imaging
Systems, scanner rent . . . . . . .75.00
Miller Garbage, service, . . . . . . . .60.00
Debra Moor, books, supplies . . .179.67
Newman Signs, post stubs . . . .149.54
Dale O’Connell, pump repair . . . .69.99
Oien Implement, parts . . . . . . . .131.09
Page Tech Systems,
repair paging equip. . . . . . . . .232.33
Parr Law Office,
ct. appt. atty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443.20
Pennington Co. Jail,
prisoner board . . . . . . . . . . . . .748.00
People’s Market, supplies . . . . .120.89
Peters Excavation,
snow removal . . . . . . . . . . . . .102.04
Philip Motor, repairs . . . . . . . . . .274.54
PowerPlan, parts . . . . . . . . . .1,271.57
Reliable Office Supplies,
supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.45
Allen Reuer, MT(ASCP),
B/A draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.00
Roy’s Repair, power
washer repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.00
Servall, rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258.70
S. C. Assoc. of Counties,
M & P fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64.00
S. D. Fed. Property
Agency, tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.00
Jackie Stilwell, cell
phone exp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150.00
TruGreen, lawn service . . . . . . . .58.25
Uniform & Accessories
Warehouse, LE
vehicle lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86.97
Upstart, supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . .66.04
W. W. Tire Service, tires . . . . .5,540.15
Winner Healthmart
Pharmacy, prisoner meds . . . . .72.58
Winner Police Dept.,
prisoner board &
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,899.51
Western Communications,
mount LE radio . . . . . . . . . . . . .77.50
Fromm Hardware, supplies . . . .219.72
Glen Bennett, expenses . . . . . . .19.24
Larry Denke, expenses . . . . . . . .28.12
Larry Johnston, expenses . . . . . .35.52
Ron Twiss, expenses . . . . . . . . . .66.60
Golden West, 911
access & database
update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .765.45
Kadoka Telephone,
911 access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160.43
CenturyLink, 911 access . . . . . .146.17
O. J. Semans, Sr. and Barbara Semans,
Executive Directors of Four Directions,
and Bret Healy, River Bluffs Strategies,
met with the board. A letter was pre-
sented to the board which was received
from Tom Poor Bear, Vice President,
Oglala Sioux Tribe. Vice President Poor
Bear’s letter presented a request strongly
urging Jackson County to establish and
staff a satellite voter registration and in
person absentee voting office in the com-
munity of Wanblee. The letter also re-
quested that the satellite office maintain
the same days and hours that the Audi-
tor’s Office in Kadoka is open for absen-
tee voting, which is 46 days prior to each
primary and general state and federal
election O. J. Semans presented infor-
mation on how the satellite offices were
set up in Dewey and Buffalo Counties,
and how those counties are utilizing
HAVA funding to cover the additional cost
to the county. Vicki Wilson, Auditor, re-
ported that years ago she would go to
Wanblee to register voters and collect
absentee ballot request forms as those
forms were required to be notarized at
that time. She informed those present
that voter registration and absentee bal-
lot request forms are no longer required
to be notarized, that the forms can be ob-
tained off the Secretary of State website,
or can be mailed from the Auditor’s office
if the person requests the forms by letter
or by a phone call. Bret Healy gave ex-
amples of problems encountered when
mailing absentee ballot documents that
result in ballots not being returned by
closing of polls on election day. The
county’s main concern would be funding
of such a satellite office due to the tax
limitation. The board requested that
more information be received on use of
HAVA funding for this type of reim-
bursable expense.
Cindy Willert, Treasurer, met with the
board. She reported that Jackson County
has taken tax deed on the property of
Maggie Williams (deceased), Wanblee,
SD. She reported the total amount due
against the property in delinquent tax,
penalty, and advertising is $79.05. She
also reported that Emil Williams is willing
to purchase the property from the county.
Twiss moved, Denke seconded, that Lot
3, Block 6, Wanblee be sold by private
sale to Emil Williams in the amount of
$79.05 and that Chairman Bennett be
authorized to sign the quit claim deed.
Cindy Willert pointed out to the board
that they are in violation of the county
personnel policy on nepotism. She stated
Glen Bennett is a County Commissioner;
his cousin, Vicki Wilson, is Auditor; his
brother-in-law, Raymond Clements, Jr.,
is Sheriff; the Sheriff’s wife, Barbara
Clements, is janitor / groundskeeper; and
Glen Bennett’s wife, Rosemarie Bennett,
was recently appointed as Director of
Equalization. Cindy Willert stated that the
appointment of Rosemarie Bennett as
Director of Equalization created the vio-
lation of the county personnel policy on
nepotism, and she informed the board
she feels Glen Bennett should step
down. At 11:35 a.m., Twiss moved,
Denke seconded, that the board go into
executive session to discuss personnel
matters. States Attorney Dan Van Gorp
and Cindy Willert, Treasurer were pres-
ent. The board came out of executive
session at 12:50 p.m.
The board recessed and reconvened at
1:15 p.m. Members Bennett, Johnston
and Twiss were present. Members
Denke and Stilwell were absent.
Dwight Deaver, Hwy. Supt., Kolette Stru-
ble, Hwy. Sec. and States Attorney Van
Gorp were also present.
Eric Brown, Butler Machinery, met with
the board and informed them the 2013
Cat 140M motor grader with lift group
and ripper is to be delivered today. Dis-
cussion was held on the proposed pay-
ment plan when the Spink County bid
information was presented to the board.
No lease purchase documents were
available at this time. Twiss moved,
Johnston seconded, that Chairman Ben-
nett be authorized to sign the lease pur-
chase agreement when the documents
are received.
An analysis of oil samples from the 2009
Cat 140M motor grader was presented to
the board. Dwight Deaver, Hwy. Supt.,
reported that annual cost of fluid analysis
is $350.00, but good preventative main-
Duane Busac and Carl Engwall, National
Park Service, met with the board to dis-
cuss the proposed Historical Minuteman
Missile Site visitor center and proposed
road projects on county roads at I-90
Exits 131 and 127. The board addressed
concerns of costs to upgrade the north
end of the Cottonwood Road (CH 8) to
accommodate increased traffic. Duane
Busac reported that the National Park
Service plans to establish a project in
2014 to replace all highway signs on the
entire Cottonwood Road. He also in-
formed the board they are proposing to
attempt to divert traffic coming in from the
north by placing signs on Hwy. 14 near
Philip to route westbound travelers down
Hwy. 73 to I-90. They reported that the
county can apply for FLAP funding for
bridges, culverts, gravel maintenance,
etc. Information was also provided that
USDA Rural Development Grants are
available, and that Tim Crawford, S. D.
School of Mines & Technology would be
a contact person for that funding. Vicki
Wilson, Auditor, suggested that Marlene
Knutson, Central S. D. Enhancement
District, may also have information on
funding for upgrading the north end of
the Cottonwood Road and may assist
with the application process. Duane
Busac informed the board they plan to
draw up an agreement whereby the Na-
tional Park Service would do highway
trash clean-up, snow removal, etc. Re-
port was made that the easement for the
sanitary sewer line has been signed, re-
turned to the county and is being filed in
the Register of Deeds office. Following
discussion, Twiss moved, Johnston sec-
onded, that the National Park Service be
authorized to proceed with their projects
at I-90 Exits 131 and 127.
Dwight Deaver reported on road mainte-
nance and equipment operation.
Dwight Deaver presented options for a
haul road agreement on Red Stone Road
to be submitted to Bennett County. The
board designated the option to have
Bennett County place 100 ton of gravel
on the road each year. Dwight Deaver in-
formed the board he will present the
agreement to the Bennett County Com-
Dwight Deaver reported that placing
signs on Hwy 73 to alert traffic that Wil-
low Creek Road would be closed during
culvert replacement would be cost pro-
hibitive. The board suggested that very
large signs be placed in the county road
right-of-way at the west entrance to the
Willow Creek Road that the road is
closed to through traffic.
A bridge inspection work order to have
Brosz Engineering provide consultant
services was presented to the board.
Johnston moved, Twiss seconded, that
the document be approved and signed.
A water line easement from West River
Lyman Jones Rural Water Systems was
presented to the board. The water line
would cross Fairview Road (CH 13) in
the W2, Section 36, T 1 S, R 19 E. Twiss
moved, Johnston seconded that the
easement be approved and signed.
Commissioner Johnston inquired why
persons have to maintain cattle guards
placed on county roads. The cattle guard
ordinance was reviewed. The choice of
the person installing the cattle guard is to
either install and maintain the cattle
guard or fence out the road.
Dwight Deaver reported that cost of
portable signs for road maintenance
would cost about $980.00. The board
suggested an attempt to locate the older
signs before new signs are ordered.
A billing was received from Luden’s, Inc.
for a set of used pallet forks for $300.00.
Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that
the pallet forks be purchased.
Debra Moor, Librarian, reported that the
repairs to the Library that began in March
are done except the door. She also re-
ported the lighted exit signs still need to
be installed. The board informed her they
will review quotes for the exit signs and
installation later today.
Debra Moor reported she has not heard
whether the S. D. Broadband grant has
been approved.
Debra Moor reported that part-time Li-
brarian, Evangeline Fortune, will not be
working the month of June, and plans to
extend her probationary period.
Sheriff Clements met with the board and
inquired about the burn ban. The board
informed him it is worded the same as
the 2012 burn ban. A copy of the resolu-
tion was given to the Sheriff.
Sheriff Clements reported that Deputy
Dallas Kendrick is a member of the Na-
tional Guard, and will be taking military
leave. A copy of the personnel policy re-
garding military leave was given to the
Two quotes for lighted emergency exit
signs and installation for the courthouse,
library and Kadoka shop were received:
Brant’s Electric, $1,341.30; TLC Electric,
$1,765.00. Following review of the
quotes, Twiss moved, Johnston sec-
onded, that the quote of Brant’s Electric
for lighted emergency exit signs and in-
stallation be accepted.
Rosemarie Bennett met with the board.
She reported that Lender Processing has
requested records from the Director of
Equalization office. She inquired as to
what should be charged for copies of the
information they were requesting. Vicki
Wilson, Auditor, reported that Sage Infor-
mation Services has requested copies of
the December 28, 2012 meeting minutes
pertaining to their request for copies of
assessment records, and any report to
the Commissioners regarding fees for re-
quests for assessment records. Twiss
moved, Johnston seconded, the matter
be tabled until the June meeting.
In February 2011 the Commissioners no-
tified the City of Kadoka by letter that the
structure on the Walton property is a haz-
ard, and that it was the board’s recom-
mendation that the structure should be
condemned. The property is located on
the E2 Lots 1,2, & All Lot 3, Block 4, City
of Kadoka. A letter was drawn up to again
recommend the structure be con-
demned. The letter was signed.
Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that
the following township bonds and oaths
be approved: Grandview II Twp.: Valerie
Schulz, Clerk / Treasurer; Interior Twp.:
Julie Bartlett, Clerk and Jan Carlbom,
Treasurer; Jewett Twp.: Mitzi Mitchell,
Clerk and Joy Schmidt, Treasurer; Wall
Twp.: Lesa Eisenbraun, Clerk; James
Herber, Treasurer; Weta Twp.: Sandra
Eschenbacher, Clerk; Laurie Prichard,
The S. D. Developmental Center, Red-
field, SD has billed Jackson County an
additional $60.00 for an accrued total of
$840.00 for client assessment. Jackson
County responded in June 2012 that
charges should be assessed to the ap-
propriate federal government agency as
per SDCL 27B-3-27. Johnston moved,
Twiss seconded, that the billing be de-
A notice of hospitalization was received
from Rapid City Regional Hospital for
medical services provided on a Jackson
County resident. This was the third ad-
mission for this patient in 2013.
In April a notice of hospitalization was re-
ceived from Avera St. Mary’s Hospital,
Pierre for medical services provided on a
Jackson County resident. The patient ob-
tained an application for assistance, but
the application has not been returned.
Johnston moved, Twiss seconded, that
the following bills for mental illness serv-
ices be denied as the patients may be el-
igible for IHS services:
S. D. Human Services Center, men. ill.
costs, $600.00; Mikelson Law Office,
men. ill. costs, $234.20; Lucy Lewno,
men. ill. hearing costs, $82.75; Yankton
County Auditor, men. ill. hearing costs,
$148.25; Audra Malcomb Consulting,
evaluation/review, $84.96; Audra Mal-
comb Consulting, evaluation/review,
$84.96; Audra Malcomb Consulting,
evaluation/review, $181.62.
Renewal applications for malt beverage
and farm wine licenses for the period of
July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 were
presented to the board. No objections to
the renewal applications were received.
Twiss moved, Johnston seconded, that
the following renewal applications be ap-
Fresh Start Convenience Stores, Inc.,
S2S2NE4SE4, SE4SE4 ex Hwy, Section
21, T 2 S, R 22 E.
Badlands Inn, Circle 10 Campground,
Lot 1 and Lot J ex. Lot K, NW4, Section
31, T 2 S, R 19 E.
Badlands Lodge, Cedar Pass Lodge, NE
l/4, Section 34, T 3 S, R 18 E.
Richard Hullinger, Hullinger Oil, Lot B 1,
SW4, Section 9, T 2 S, R 25 E.
Bernice and Grady Crew, Badlands Trad-
ing Post LLC, NE4NE4, Section 36, T 2
S, R 18 E.
Belvidere East KOA, Gregorio Colon,
Freeman’s Outlot 1, NE4, Section 8, T 2
S R 25 E
The S. D. Department of Health submit-
ted the 2013-2014 WIC contract for
county approval. The county will be reim-
bursed up to $10,866.00 for secretarial
services and secretarial expenses. John-
ston moved, Twiss seconded, the 2013-
2014 WIC contract be approved and
Central S. D. Enhancement District noti-
fied affected counties that the S. D. De-
partment of Transportation is applying for
a TIGER grant to assist financially in the
rebuilding of the railroad line from Cham-
berlain to Presho. Estimated cost of the
project is $29 million. Letters of support
for the project were requested. Twiss
moved, Johnston seconded, that a letter
of support be drawn up, signed, and
mailed to the SDDOT.
The board authorized that job openings
continue to be advertised.
There being no further business to come
before the board, Johnston moved, Twiss
seconded, that the meeting be adjourn
and that the board meet in regular ses-
sion at 9:00 a.m, Monday, June 10, 2013.
Vicki D. Wilson,
Jackson County Auditor
Glen Bennett, Chairman
[Published June 13, 2013, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $245.96]
Town of Belvidere
Regular Meeting
May 6, 2013
A motion was made by Wayne Hindman
and seconded by Rudy Reimann to call
the meeting to order. With the following
people present: Wayne Hindman, Rudy
Reimann, John Rodgers and Jo
Minutes from the April 8, 2013 meeting
were read. With there being no changes
a motion was made by Rudy Reimann
and seconded by Wayne Hindman to ac-
cept the minutes as read.
Russell Cvach called and said he would
be able to start putting the fence back in
around the dam sometime around the
middle of May.
The east town pasture bidding was held
at 6:30 p.m. in the city office on May 6,
2013. The bid was awarded to Frank
The Oath’s of Office was presented to
John Rodgers and Rudy Reimann. Jo
Rodgers was appointed to the Finance
Officers position.
Frank Carlson called during the meeting
and withdrew his contract for the east
town pasture. The council made a motion
to accept his withdraw. The council
tabled any further action until the June
At 7:30 p.m. the Malt Beverage Hearing
for the Belvidere Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment Special One Day Permit was held.
With there not being any objections the
council made a motion to grant the Fire
Department the permit.
Jo asked the council about looking into
the grants for outdoor recreation proj-
ects. The council did not want to partici-
pate at this time.
Discussion was held about repairing the
culvert and rain gutters at the city office.
Golden West, phone
& internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104.38
Jo Manke-Rodgers, wages . . . .73.88
Kadoka Press,
publication . . . . . . . . . . . . .138.07
Perry Compton,
snow removal . . . . . . . . . . .500.00
West Central, electricity . . . . . .848.64
WR/LJ, water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.00
With there being no further business, a
motion was made by Wayne Hindman
and seconded by Rudy Reimann to ad-
journ the meeting. The next council
meeting will be June 10, 2013 in the city
office at 7:00.p.m.
John L. Rodgers
Council President
Jo Manke-Rodgers
Finance Officer
[Published June 13, 2013, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $27.63]
APRIL 10, 2013
The Town Board of Interior met on April
10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner.
Board Members present were Allen
Grimes, Kelly and Sue Leach. Kelly For-
tune was absent. Also present were
Galen Livermont, and Linda Livermont.
Minutes for the 3/13/2013 regular meet-
ing were approved as read.
OLD BUSINESS: Work on the commu-
nity center was discussed. We need to
get some estimates to see what it will
cost to remove and replace the cement
floor. Repair on the sewer at Wood-
enknife’s needs to be done. One Call will
need to be contacted prior to work being
done. The SET meeting will be May 14th
at the Fire Hall. It was decided to do
brats, a couple of salads and dessert.
There may be up to 40 people attending.
A-1 Septic is going to do an estimate on
relining the sewer line on 6th Avenue.
Linda will order the construction dump-
ster for the town residents to use for
large items.
NEW BUSINESS: The estimate for
adding on to the park shelter is $3,600 -
$3,800. It was decided to go ahead and
order the extension.
The board considered the following One
Day Temporary On Sale Malt Beverage
License: Interior Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, Valid April 13, 2013 for a special
Motion by Allen, seconded by Sue to ap-
prove the special license. Motion passed.
Motion by Sue, seconded by Allen to pay
the following bills:
WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .620.36
Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786.76
WRLJ, Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62.50
Mastercard, supplies
and fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461.18
Kadoka Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.99
The Profit,
Easter Egg Hunt Ad . . . . . . . . . .49.20
IVFD, balance on
old fire hall . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,000.00
Badlands Cowboy
Corner, candy for
Easter Egg Hunt . . . . . . . . . . .166.65
IRS, 1st Qtr taxes . . . . . . . . . . .357.59
SPN, final on
televising contract . . . . . . . . . .700.00
Galen Livermont, wages . . . . . .303.99
Linda Livermont, wages . . . . . . .267.05
Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . .13,191.27
Motion by Allen, seconded by Sue to ad-
journ the meeting. Meeting adjourned at
7:25 p.m. The next regular meeting will
be held May 8, 2013 at Cowboy Corner.
Finance Officer
Linda Livermont
[Published June 13, 2013, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $26.98]
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1010 Maple St. behind 1000 Maple
St., yellow garage off alley - Shoe-
maker Residence. 8-11 a.m. Lots of
large ladies clothing, check out
items listed in May 30 ad. K48-1tp
YARD SALE: June 15 & 16, 408
Chesnut St., Kadoka, 8 a.m. - 4
p.m., Hide-a-bed, kitchen table and
chairs, microwave, toaster oven,
lamps, entertainment center, dishes
& misc, women’s clothes L-XL.
Saturday, June 15, 8-4, Fine Arts
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girls, boys, adult - medium to plus,
décor, kitchen, juicer, books, miscel-
laneous, 4-in-1 crib. 1/2 price
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POSITION OPEN: Jackson County
is accepting applications for a full
time Deputy Auditor. Must work well
with the public, have clerical, secre-
tarial and computer skills and per-
form other duties as directed.
Knowledge of governmental ac-
counting and payroll beneficial. Se-
lected applicant will also work with
voter registration and the election
process. Jackson County benefits
include health insurance, life insur-
ance, S.D. Retirement, paid holi-
days, vacation and sick leave.
Hourly wage. Position open until
filled. Applications are available at
the Jackson County Auditor’s office
or send resume to Jackson County,
PO Box 280, Kadoka, SD 57543.
Ph: 837-2422. KP48-5tc
POSITION OPEN: Jackson County
Community Health Services Part
Time Clerical. Skills required in-
clude: reception services, typing,
computer experience, data entry,
bookkeeping. Health care experi-
ence preferred, but not required.
Hourly wage, limited benefit pack-
age. Applications available at Jack-
son Co. Auditor’s Office, 700 Main
Street, PO Box 280, Kadoka, SD
57543, 837-2422. Resumes encour-
aged. Jackson County reserves the
right to reject any/all applications.
Position open until filled.
school and college students are wel-
come to apply. Will train. Apply at ei-
ther America’s Best Value Inn and
Budget Host Sundowner in Kadoka
or call 837-2188 or 837-2296.
POSITION OPEN: Jackson County
Highway Weed Sprayer. Seasonal
part-time employment spraying
county highway right of way. Com-
mercial herbicide license required or
to be obtained before start of work.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol
screening required. Applications / re-
sumes accepted. Information 837-
2410 or 837-2422, Fax 837-2447.
POSITION OPEN: Part-time Jack-
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Worker. Tractor operator to mow
county road right of way, and per-
form other duties as directed. Pre-
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screening required. Applications / re-
sumes accepted. Information 837-
2410 or 837-2422, Fax 837-2447.
POSITION OPEN: Full time Jack-
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train. CDL required, or to be ob-
tained in six months. Pre-employ-
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required. Benefits package. Applica-
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tion 837-2410 or 837-2422, Fax
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0616 or contact Dick Stolley.
POSITION OPEN: Jackson County
is accepting applications for full time
Deputy Director of Equalization. Se-
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become certified as per SDCL. Must
work well with the public, and have
clerical and computer skills. Jackson
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ment, paid holidays, vacation and
sick leave. Position open until filled.
Beginning wage $9.00 per hour. Ap-
plications are available at the Jack-
son County Auditor’s office or send
resume to Jackson County, PO Box
280, Kadoka, SD 57543. Ph: 837-
2422. KP48-5tc
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Thank you to all the businesses
and individuals who helped make
our annual firemen’s feed and raffle
drawing a huge success. Thanks to
People’s Market and Murdo Family
Foods for their donations. Whether
you helped with the meal, sold tick-
ets, attended or generously donated
-- we thank you all!
Belvidere Volunteer
Fire Department
A very heartfelt thank you to
everyone for the kind words and
deeds shown to our entire family at
the surprise loss of Norma. She
meant a lot to us all and I would like
to share this tribute written by her
oldest granddaughter, Heather. She
was going to read this at the service
but did not have the chance.
On behalf of Norma Olney’s fam-
ily, we would all like to thank you for
coming today to celebrate her life
with us.
I wrote this tribute for a reason.
Grandma had asked my Aunt Darla
to play the piano and me to sing the
song, “Somewhere Over the Rain-
bow,” someday at her funeral. We
resolved the fact that was not going
to happen years ago, so I thought I
would do something to make up for
not singing.
If you are sitting here today, hon-
oring my grandmother, then she
touched your life in some way,
shape or form. You all knew her in
some way, your own way, just like
the rest of us.
I was blessed to know her in my
own way as my grandmother. For all
of you in the audience today, to
know Norma Olney was to know she
cherished three things in life: her
family (which just happens to popu-
late much of Jackson County), her
faith in God and the Catholic
Church, and her friendships.
To not talk about Grandma Olney
and her family would be like not talk-
ing about her at all. Her family was
the very existence of her being. Her
family was a HUGE one and I mean
HUGE! I’m not just talking about her
children, grandchildren, and great
grandchildren as her family; I’m talk-
ing about ALL her family. She cher-
ished her parents and her sisters.
Her sisters and their families were
very important to her. We weren’t
just part of Norma’s family; we were
part of her village.
As many of you know, Grandma’s
faith was all encompassing in her
life. So much that she was deter-
mined to turn her family and anyone
else she could into a Catholic. I
know this better than anyone being
a Presbyterian. I brought a boyfriend
home one time and took him over to
meet my grandmother. I warned him
what would happen, but he thought
I was over exaggerating. I intro-
duced them and the first questioned
out of her mouth to him was, “Are
you Catholic?” When he replied,
“No, I am not Norma.” she just said,
Easter was a very important reli-
gious holiday for Grandma. Every
day of Lent, Grandma rolled all the
kids out of bed to attend 7 a.m.
Mass. Imagine getting that family
ready for church in the morning.
Every night after supper during Lent,
each child was on their knees saying
the Rosary, for as long as that would
Easter Sunday everyone had an
Easter basket and new shoes, which
were worn to church.
Grandma’s friendships were also
very important to her. It’s very hard
for a mother of a large family to
make and sustain friendships with a
busy family life, but Grandma made
it a priority to keep her friends close.
Grandma had many friends in her
life, too many to name each one, but
her best friend was her sister, Car-
olyn. Carolyn was not only a sister,
but a confidant and a friend.
Grandma spent many hours drinking
coffee with Carolyn and playing
cards. If they were not together, they
were on the telephone. They spent
the weekends together with their
families and drove together to their
children’s sporting events. Those
two rarely missed an event.
Grandma was able to spend time
with her friends through bowling,
bridge club, and craft club. She
made time to have coffee and lunch
with many of her friends.
In closing, I would like to say that
I am proud to be part of Grandma’s
family and her village. We all love
you Grandma and will miss you!
Once again, thank you,
Richard (Bud) Olney
and family
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Farm Safety and Employee
It was a bit of a coincidence that
one day when I was reflecting on
the HOSTA (Hazardous Occupa-
tion and Safety Training in Agri-
culture, or “Tractor Safety” School)
that was recently held in Winner,
I read an interesting entry in the
journal type book by Ryan Taylor,
“Cowboy Logic Family Style”.
The theme of Ryan Taylor’s
entry in the book was the virtue of
his fathers’ management skills,
and how he tries hard to treat peo-
ple the same way, helped of course
by his upbringing. At least on a
farm or ranch, one of the chal-
lenges of a good manager (that
would usually be the owner) is
when employees (including their
children) have “farm wrecks”. For-
tunately for the operator, most
“farm wrecks” involve various de-
grees of severity of damage to the
piece of farm machinery being
used, but not to the person at the
controls. I can attest to this as I
had several “farm wrecks” while
growing up and working for neigh-
bors in my college years, yet re-
mained relatively unscathed in
terms of personal injury.
I can also agree with Ryan’s ob-
servation of his father’s lack of
yelling, screaming, chewing out
and belittling of the “wrecker”, in
that such actions were about as ef-
fective as yelling at cattle. I know
I deserved a good tongue lashing
after some of my wrecks, and
dreaded how bad I might get it
when the manager assessed the
damage. I don’t recall any severe
belittling for my casualties, but do
remember a variety of reactions. I
didn’t enjoy any of them, but the
ones farthest from the yelling,
screaming and belittling end of the
spectrum motivated me to do bet-
ter in the future much more than
the agitated ones.
Unfortunately too many “farm
wrecks” do involve personal injury
or much worse. While the farm
manager/owner cannot control all
of the unsafe acts their employees
do, they can remove stress by
treating their help fairly and with
respect, maintain their equipment
and facilities with safety in mind,
provide safety instruction and en-
courage safe work habits.
Four good ideas to control or re-
duce accidents are: 1. If possible,
remove the hazard, 2. If you can-
not remove the hazard, guard it, 3.
Educate the worker, and 4. Protect
the worker.
Nic Uilk, Instructor in the Ag
and Biosystems Engineering De-
partment at SDSU, coordinated
and taught the HOSTA program
and did a great job of informing
the eight youth in attendance
about the potential perils of work-
ing on a farm or ranch. Nic plans
to hold a series of HOSTA pro-
grams next year at various loca-
tions around the state. Fourteen
and fifteen year old youth who
plan to work on a farm other than
for their parents need to complete
the requirements for a HOSTA cer-
tificate. Somewhat younger and
older youth, and those who will be
working for their parents are also
welcome to attend. For more infor-
mation on the HOSTA program,
contact Nic Uilk at
Nicholas.uilk@sdstate.edu or
6/12/2013: Wheat Walks,
Dakota Lakes Research Farm and
Gettysburg, SD
6/25-26/2013: Oahe Farm &
Ranch Show, Oahe Speedway, 13
miles north of Pierre, SD
6/27/2013: Dakota Lakes Re-
search Farm Tour, 4:00 pm, 17
miles east of Pierre, SD
6/27-28/2013: IPM Field School,
Dakota Lakes Research Farm, 17
miles east of Pierre, SD
7/1/2013: Winter Wheat Variety
Plot Tour, time TBA, Jorgensen
Farm, Ideal, SD
Winner Regional Extension Center
Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267
The South Dakota Stockgrow-
ers Association is on the road, and
they're inviting producers to join
them for any of six dinners to be
held across South Dakota next
week. Meetings are scheduled to
be held in Highmore, Mobridge, Is-
abel, Reva, Newell and New Un-
derwood with a meal to be served
and some great information to be
shared. The meetings are free and
open to the public.
"We're excited to invite every-
one to join us for a meal and an op-
portunity to learn more about the
issues facing our livestock indus-
try," said Shane Kolb, President of
SD Stockgrowers Association. "On
the national level we're working on
Country of Origin Labeling, mar-
keting reform under GIPSA, and a
variety of federal land issues, and
we want to make sure that produc-
ers also know all the work that
Stockgrowers does on policy right
here in our state."
R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard will
be the featured speaker presenting
a variety of information about fed-
eral policy issues including the re-
cent changes to Country of Origin
Labeling Rules. Stockgrowers
leaders will also be discussing re-
cent state policy issues and an-
swering questions from producers
about predator control, oil and gas
development issues, property tax
policy, and other topics. Producers
are encouraged to attend, share
their thoughts and ask questions.
Kolb stated, "Whether you're a
member or not, we encourage any-
one interested in the issues im-
pacting the livestock industry to
join us for a meal and some great
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, June 19: Highmore
- Grand Lodge beginning at Noon.
Mobridge - Pizza Ranch beginning
at 6 p.m., Sponsored by Herreid
Livestock, Mobridge Livestock and
ARC in Bowdle
Thursday, June 20: Isabel -
Sparky's beginning at Noon. Reva
- Community Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 21: Newell - Lunch
at noon, location TBA. New Under-
wood - Steve's at 7 p.m.
SD Stockgrowers
invite producers
to dinner

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