Bison Courier

Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District
A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429
Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Volume 29
Number 49
May 24, 2012
Includes Tax
Highlights & Happenings
Bridal Shower honoring Kalin
Engle, bride-elect of Beau Chap-
man, on Saturday, June 2, at 10:00
a.m. at the Prairie Lounge in
Bison. The bride is registered at
Sears and Decker's Floral.
Potluck dinner at the Imanuel
Lutheran Church at Zeona, Sun-
day, June 3 at 12:30 to honor Ilma
Gabriel’s 90th Birthday. Come
and help celebrate with the Spe-
cial Lady!
Mixed Couples golf league will
start on Tuesday, May 29, teams
will consist of two people. Anybody
interested in Golf League contact
Jeffrey Johnson at 605-390-3743.
Golf Fun nights will be on
Thursdays, and on May 31, there
will be a clean-up evening at the
golf course starting at 6:00.
The softball league is looking for
a group or individual to do the con-
cession stand Thursday nights.
Games begin at 6pm. Contact
Tally Seim if interested, as soon as
possible. 605-431-0682 or 788-
Rummage sale at Vera Krae-
mer’s on Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 4
p.m. 201 East Carr St. Some of the
proceeds will be used to fill 4th of
July Care Packages for deployed
soldiers. Anybody who wants to
donate rummage sale items to the
campaign should call Vera, 244-
5779 or Beth Hulm, 244-5231.
Fabrics, children, baby and
women’s clothing, housewares,
Avon products and more.
The Jolly Ranchers 4H Club has
partnered with the Bison Food
Store to offer for sale to the public,
beautiful Memorial Day Wreaths
and Vases. They are made of recy-
cled products, hand crafted by the
Jolly Ranchers and reasonably
priced. Thank you for supporting
4H and local business.
White goods and branches: The
Town of Bison will pick up white
goods from curb sites on Wednes-
day afternoon, May 23. All freon
must be removed and the appli-
ance tagged before items can be
picked up. The town maintenance
crew will pick up tree branches,
etc., beginning Thursday, May 24.
Bison High School class of 2012
Back row: Roy Goddard, Kylee Sandgren, Tanner Besler. Middle row: Shawn Klein, Carrietta Schalesky. Front row: Jessica
Johnson, Lindsey Hendrickson, Christian Wolff. Look for more graduation coverage inside. Photo courtesy of Nancy Reimer.
Memorial Day Program Bison American Legion
Rogers-Smith Post #255 • Monday, May 28, 2012 • 9:00 a.m.
Welcome.........................................................Post #255 Steve Senn
Advance of Colors.........................................Post #255 Color Guard
Invocation...................Post #255 Chaplin Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
National Anthem...............................................................Audience
Address...........Gerhardt Juergens • 1986 - 1990 USAF, Bison, S.D.
December 1989 • participated in “Just Cause” in Panama
Years of Service Awards..................................Post #255 Steve Senn
Placng of Wreath................................................................Auxiliary
Benediction................Post #255 Chaplin Pastor Grehardt Juergens
Retiring of Colors......................................... Post #255 Color Guard
Placement of Wreath at Flag Memorial
Dismissal.......................................................Post #255 Steve Senn
Color Guard will proceed to the Cemeteries - aproximately
Bison - 10:15; Meadow - 10:30; Chance - 11:00; Prairie City - 11:40

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Page 2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
The 45th Annual Lake Area
Technical Institute graduation cer-
emony was held Friday, May 11,
2012, with six hundred forty grad-
uates receiving their diplomas.
The following student was pre-
sented an Associate of Applied Sci-
ence Degree (AAS), by Deb Shep-
hard, President of Lake Area Tech.
Jamie L Jackson, Bison, SD
Energy Operations
Jackson receives degree
Nutrìtìon Sìte
Thursday May 24
Hungarian goulash
tomato spoon salad
green beans
Friday May 25
Sweet & sour pork
oven baked brown rice
steamed broccoli
Monday May 28
Memorial Day
Tuesday May 29
Pork chops w/celery sauce
mashed potatoes
green bean casserole
tropical fruit
Wednesday May 30
BBQ beef on a bun
parsley carrots
potato salad
lime sunshine salad
The Jolly Ranchers 4H Club met
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the
Brushy Schoolhouse. Vice Presi-
dent, Jacob Kolb, called the meet-
ing to order. Nicole led the Pledge
of Allegiance and Shawna Kolb led
the 4H Pledge. 11 members an-
swered roll call to the topic of
“what would you do with 1 hour of
free time?”
Stephanie read the minutes of
the last meeting and they were ap-
proved as read. The Treasurer’s
Report was unavailable. Out-
standing bills were received and
Stephanie made a motion, sec-
onded by Julianna, to pay the out-
standing bills.
gave a report on the Memorial Day
wreaths and vases that have been
sold and that still are available for
sale at the Bison Food Store.
Several members of our club at-
tended the Horse Safety Training
that was held in Bison, April 20,
Depending on weather and
schedules, we will all get together
sometime and put steel on the
porch part of the building and
asked the club if they would be
willing to donate money to pur-
chase 2 plaques for the Perkins
County Horseshow that is to be
held June 11, 2012. Shawna made
a motion, seconded by Nicole to do
gave the report and reminded us
that a very important Leaders
Meeting is to held Monday, May 7,
Respectfully Submitted:
Julianna Kari, Reporter
Jolly Ranchers 4H club stil has Memorial Day
Wreaths and Vases for sale!!!
Carpet and Upholstery
Cleaning without Steam,
Only Dry Foam Touches
The Carpet
•Fast drying
•No shrinking or mildew
Bud & Mary Lee Drake
Cell 307-746-5416
Great entertainment, good food
and door prizes await those who
attend Grand Electric’s Annual
Meeting on Friday, June 1, 2012.
This year’s Annual Meeting will
be held at West River’s Warehouse
in Bison, SD. Please note the fol-
lowing time changes to the
agenda: Open House and Office
Tours will begin at 2:30 p.m.;
Demonstrations will start at 3:30
p.m.; Registration will begin at
4:30 p.m.; the barbecued beef, pork
and lamb supper will be from 5:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; the business
meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and
The Potter Family will be enter-
taining you at 7:00 p.m.
The Potter Family enjoys per-
forming a variety of vintage, 50’s
and 60’s music at various venues,
and they continue to maintain
their roots in gospel music. The
members of The Potter Family
have been singing and performing
since childhood. Stop by Grand
Electric’s Annual Meeting and
enjoy an evening filled with music
by The Potter Family.
During the business meeting,
members will hear reports on the
Cooperative’s business for 2011,
elect three directors and receive
updates on current activities as
well as challenges.
There will be door prizes for
kids. During the meeting, kids will
be entertained in the social room.
Members attending Grand Elec-
tric’s Annual Meeting will also
have a chance to win one of nu-
merous door prizes that will be
given away during the meeting. At
6:00 p.m., one lucky individual will
have a chance to play “PLINKO”
and win up to $100 CASH!
The grand prize will be a draw-
ing from the entire membership
for a $500 cash prize. If that per-
son is not present, we will draw for
five $100 cash prizes.
It is YOUR Annual Meeting, so
mark your calendar today and
make plans to attend.
Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting to be
Held Friday, June 1st:
Entertainment Provided by The Potter Family
4-H club does community service
Thunder Butte Valley 4-H club
met Sunday May 20th at the Bent-
ley building. All present did static
judging first including two Clover-
buds. The whole club then went
out to the rodeo grounds and
picked up garbage. After enjoying
a nice cold bottle of water the
meeting was called to order by
President Wrangler with Secre-
tary Dodge taking notes. Ashtin
led the Pledge of Allegiance, and
Gavin led the 4-H pledge. After,
the coming months events were
discussed the meeting was closed
and Ashtin gave his first speech on
Range Rules for Archery, and then
Ashtin, Gavin, and Wrangler gave
a talk on horse tack for their horse
pin for the year.
Ashtin Gerbracht gives his first speech on Range Rules for
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
Every 1st Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Every 3rd Wed. of the
Vote for Brad W Besler
on June 5th.
Republican Candidate
for Perkins Co. Commi-
sioner District #4.
I am a life long resident
of Perkins County and
have a vested interest in
the town of Bison, the rural
people of this district and
all of Perkins County.
I would appreciate your vote.
This ad sponsored by the candidate.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 3
Our Friends, Our Family, Our Future
Celebrate our love
with us
June 2, 2012,
2 - 4 p.m.
at the Legion in
Bison, SD.
Everyone Welcome!
Austin & Timara
Randy & Diane Vetter
invite ALL to come and celebrate
their 20th Anniversary
with a dance at the
Prairie Lounge
on May 26th
at 8:30 p.m.
Music by
Play One Drink One
Birthday party
open house and
card shower for
Esther Johnson’ s
97th Birthday
May 25th at
2:00 p.m.
at the Sugar
Shack in
Cards can be sent
to Esther at
12785 168th Ave,
Bison, SD 57620
Jeff Zimprich will serve as state
conservationist for the Natural
Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) in South Dakota. The se-
lection, made by NRCS Chief Dave
White, ensures continued leader-
ship as the agency works with
partners and landowners to apply
conservation on the ground.
A native of South Dakota, Zim-
prich grew up on a small farm on
the east side of the state. He
began his 29 year conservation ca-
reer in Montana as a student
trainee for the Soil Conservation
Service in 1983 while attending
the University of Montana. After
graduating with a degree in
Rangeland Management, he
worked in three Montana field of-
fices as a soil conservationist and
district conservationist. He trans-
ferred to Iowa in 1988 and worked
in two area offices and the Des
Moines State Office. He is cur-
rently the Assistant State Conser-
vationist for Field Office Opera-
tions in southwest Iowa. Zimprich
served several details in NRCS na-
tional headquarters. He just com-
pleted a detail as the acting state
conservationist in Illinois.
“I am honored to accept this
challenging opportunity and
pledge to work side-by-side with
all the very talented employees in
South Dakota, along with all the
landowners and partners,” said
Zimprich said he is excited to
continue the South Dakota tradi-
tion of conservation excellence.
“The conservation challenges are
many but it is important we face
them head on and together so we
can protect the bountiful natural
resources of the state.”
Jeff and his wife Kim have one
married son and twin daughters.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys
spending time outdoors, traveling
with his wife, and time with his
New NRCS State Conservationist
named for South Dakota
The U.S. Postal Service's new
plan for providing rural residents
with new options for keeping their
local post offices drew praise from
National Newspaper Association
this week.
The Postal Service has an-
nounced it intends to take another
look at its handling of rural post
office closings, after taking a bat-
tering on Capitol Hill and from
rural residents for its earlier plan
to close about 3,700 unprofitable
offices. Now, it says, it intends to
offer communities the opportunity
to keep the offices open, but with
reduced window hours.
A list of affected offices is avail-
NNA President Reed Anfinson
said the new plan is a step in the
right direction and that NNAlooks
forward to learning more details.
"There is a widespread feeling in
small towns that the Postal Ser-
vice is poised to abandon rural
America. From reduced delivery
times to the ending of Saturday
mail to the post office closings, it
seemed as if we were running a
gantlet of bad news on mail serv-
ice. Although NNA did not oppose
post office closings in general, we
recommended a different ap-
proach. Our thought was that
many of these offices could remain
open if USPS used a "circuit-rider"
approach for postmasters, staffed
the offices with lower-level clerks,
and simply kept the offices open
for fewer hours. That idea came
from our Postal Committee Chair-
man Max Heath, who testified on
it before the Postal Regulatory
“Although NNA is pleased with
Postmaster General Pat Donahoe’s
willingness to work with rural
communities to keep their post of-
fices open, of continuing and
greater concern is the plan for
closing more than half the mail
processing centers around the
country. The proposed cuts would
have a devastating impact on the
delivery of mail, including news-
papers, prescription drugs and
packages across rural America.
The mail is more important in
rural America than in many other
spots around the country. For
newspapers, it is the key to help-
ing us fulfill our roles as the trib-
unes of civic engagement."
The Postal Service said it will
file a new plan before the PRC, de-
tailing the options it intends to
offer small towns before post of-
fices are closed.
Heath said he hoped the new
plan would provide greater detail
on how small business mailers like
NNA's community newspapers
could enter mail to reach residents
on the rural routes served by the
reduced hours.
"I feel encouraged by the Postal
Service's announcement. It seems
to me as if some of the more Dra-
conian thoughts about cutting
service across the board may be re-
calibrated. I hope we'll see some of
the same openness to flexibility on
other important issues to our
newspaper mailers," he said.
Better plan for rural post
offices earns NNA
By: Jay Vanduch
I was going to Las Vegas for the
National Association of Broadcast-
ers convention (unfortunately,
nothing happened in Vegas that
needed to stay in Vegas). I even
won $22.13 on a slot machine,
which was just enough to cover the
cost of a blueberry Danish I had
for breakfast, but that’s a story for
another time.
To get there I flew on a commercial
airline. Now, I’ll admit up front
that I like to drive, I always have,
but I thought it would save time to
fly the 1401 miles. Except, I had
to arrive two hours early at the
airport to get my seat assignment,
buy some gum, head up to the
boarding area, get on the plane, sit
there for 45 minutes and then
take-off. Seasoned travelers in the
audience will notice that I missed
one important stop; security
check-in. It used to be that, at an
airport, the term “take-off” had
something to do with getting the
plane airborne. Now it means
take off your shoes, take your lap-
top out and put it in a separate
container to be X-rayed, take off
your coat, take off your belt, take
off your watch, take off your jew-
elry, and take everything out of
your pockets. Then you get to
walk into a machine that looks
continued on page 6
Why driving is
better than flying
Page 4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
Men in Black III
103 minutes
May 25 - 27
surround sound
Lemmon 374-5107
8:00 p.m. nightly
Bob Varland, age 64 of Lemmon,
passed away at his home west of
Lemmon on Sunday morning, May
20, 2012.
The Funeral Service is tenta-
tively scheduled for Friday, May
25, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Lemmon.
Janet Ahmasuk
Bob Varland
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state
lawmakers will conduct coordi-
nated studies of what South
Dakota should do to prepare for a
possible boom in oil and gas
drilling, officials said Monday.
Jason Glodt, a policy advisor to
the governor, said Daugaard has
set up two working groups to
study what will happen if the oil
boom in western North Dakota
spreads south. One will predict the
size and location of possible explo-
ration and production, and the
other will look at what roads,
water systems, housing, schools
and other facilities and services
will be needed to handle an influx
of people and oil rigs.
South Dakota will seek to learn
from what has happened in North
Dakota, but South Dakota is un-
likely to experience as big a boom
as its neighbor to the north, Glodt
"Realistically, the development
will likely be much less than that,"
he told a legislative panel.
The Legislature's Executive
Board last month decided to create
a special committee that will study
the expected benefits and prob-
lems that would be caused by an
oil and gas boom.
The board, which handles man-
agement and administrative mat-
ters for the Legislature, decided
Monday that the special commit-
tee should focus on taxes and the
problems caused when the land
and the oil beneath it are owned
by different people.
Surface landowners often don't
own the rights to the oil beneath
their property. They complain they
get few financial benefits while
having to put up with roads and
drilling rigs that disrupt their
farming and ranching operations.
The legislative panel also will
likely travel to northwestern
South Dakota's small oil patch and
North Dakota's much larger oil
production area.
After North Dakota's oil indus-
try began to boom in the past
decade, South Dakota started an
effort to encourage more oil and
gas exploration in the state. Part
of that effort has been to put
drilling and geological information
online to help companies decide
where to explore in South Dakota.
However, officials in North Dakota
have advised South Dakota to
begin preparing for both the bene-
fits and problems that will accom-
pany increased oil and gas devel-
Increased drilling is expected to
bring increased truck traffic, hous-
ing shortages, skyrocketing rents
and the need for additional restau-
rants, truck stops and other serv-
ices in western South Dakota. The
influx of oil and gas workers will
likely require additional law en-
forcement, firefighting and med-
ical services, and small towns will
be faced with demands that exceed
their current water and sewer sys-
"There's maybe the prospect of
additional revenue from the poten-
tial development. There's also the
prospect of additional headaches,"
said Fred Baatz, a research ana-
lyst for the Legislature.
Increased oil and gas drilling
would boost tax collections for the
state and counties, Baatz said.
State law now imposes a tax,
shared equally between the state
and counties, equal to 4.5 percent
of the market value of oil pro-
duced. And sales and construction
taxes also would be applied to oil
rigs and associated development,
he said.
One of the biggest problems in
encouraging oil and gas drilling is
a state law that allows ownership
of underlying oil and minerals to
be severed from ownership of the
land's surface. When many South
Dakota farms and ranches were
sold, the original owners kept
rights to any minerals under that
Mineral interests passed down
through several generations have
been divided among many heirs,
so companies will be reluctant to
drill in areas where it's difficult to
track down all the people who hold
a share of those mineral rights,
said Amanda Reiss, another leg-
islative staffer.
One state law allows rights to
minerals and oil to return to the
surface owner if they are unused
for 23 years, but that provision
may be unconstitutional, Reiss
Another way to sort out ownership
of oil underlying the land would be
to have counties assess property
taxes on those rights, Reiss said. If
those taxes are not paid for a num-
ber of years, the oil rights could be
sold to an easily identifiable
owner, she said.
What should South Dakota do to prepare
for the possible oil & gas boom
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Mrs. Janet Ahmasuk passed
from this life on May 16, 2012 in
Anchorage, AK. She suffered a
pulmonary embolism at her home
in Nome, AK six days earlier.
Janet Jesfjeld was born in Het-
tinger, ND on July 24, 1943. She
grew up on a ranch in Perkins
county, SD and graduated from
Hettinger High School in 1961.
She graduated from the Univer-
sity of South Dakota in 1965 with
a Bachelors degree in Medical
Technology. Her first job was at
the Marin County Hospital in San
Rafael, CA. She met Harold Ah-
masuk on a tour to Nome,AK.
Harold and Janet were married in
June,1971. She has lived in
Nome, AK ever since that time.
Janet is survived by her husband,
three children: Austin, Brandon,
and Meredith, two stepchildren,
eight grandchildren, her mother:
Pearle Jesfjeld, brother: Clyde
(Joan) Jesfjeld and family and sev-
eral cousins. She was preceded in
death by her father George Jesf-
jeld and two stepchildren.
When Janet first moved to
Alaska she worked at the Nome
Norton Sound Regional Hospital.
She later wrote for the Nome
Nugget newspaper, for the Village
News and reported for the School
Board. Until the time of her death
she had been working for the
Bering Sea Women's Group
Women's Shelter. Janet enjoyed
reading true crime, astrology, po-
etry, Anchorage Daily News,
Scrapbooking, history and many
different cookbooks,especially one
of her Grandmother's. She en-
joyed watching The View, CNN,
Larry King and Food Network.
She was a huge Elvis Presley fan.
Beautiful sunny afternoons, the
light breeze on her face, cranberry
picking in the fall, flowers and
driving out to the cabin were
things she loved. If she went boat-
ing it had to be calm and she con-
sidered herself a fair weather
Janet was good at remebering
birthdays, holidays, anniversaries,
and special days. She was knowl-
edgeable in several religions, sci-
entific names of plants and ani-
mals and the latin language. Janet
loved all and forgave all uncondi-
tionally and no one could laugh
like her.
Her ashes will be scattered at
their cabin near Nome, AK on her
birthday. Sympathies can be sent
to Ahmasuk Family, Box 693,
Nome AK 99762.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 5
Funeral Services will be held for
Elaine Wilson, formerly of Lodge-
pole, South Dakota and Hettinger,
North Dakota, at 11:00 a.m. on
June 2, 2012 at Hettinger
Lutheran Church, Hettinger, ND.
Interment will be at the Lodgepole
Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Elaine Marie Schreiner was
born September 11, 1929 to David
and Emilee (Mollie) Steinle
Schreiner, on the family farm near
Heil, North Dakota. In the mid-
1930s, the family moved to Dick-
inson, North Dakota and in 1936,
they moved to Hettinger ND.
Elaine was baptized and con-
firmed in the Christian faith. As a
teenager, Elaine enjoyed singing
in the Hettinger Lutheran Church
choir, working at Fitterer’s Drug
Store as a soda jerk and the J.C.
Penny store as a sales clerk.
Elaine graduated from Hettinger
High School in 1947. She then at-
tended the Northeast Missouri
Teachers College in Kirksville,
Missouri where she studied music.
Elaine returned to Hettinger in
1949 and was employed at the
Community Memorial Hospital as
a bookkeeper and receptionist.
Elaine met Perkins Wilson and
they were married August 20,
1950. They lived in Hettinger
where Elaine continued to work
and Perk worked at Austad’s
Trucking. In the mid-1950’s, they
bought and moved to the Wilson
homestead near Lodgepole, SD.
In November of 1967, Elaine and
Perk opened Wilson’s Jewelry and
Gift Shop in Hettinger. In the fall
of 1969, they sold the business to
Elaine’s father, and returned to
farming full time until Perk’s
death in June 1986. Elaine contin-
ued to farm and ranch with their
son Daniel until 1989. Elaine
moved to Hettinger in the fall of
1989, but still maintained the
ranch. She lived in Hettinger until
moving to Riverton, Wyoming in
2008 near their daughter Echo.
Elaine passed away at Wind River
Healthcare Center on March 4th,
2012 at the age of 82 years, 5
months, 21 days.
Elaine’s passions included her
music, where she sang at many
events in groups, trios, duets, and
solos. Whether on the ranch or in
town, Elaine was passionate about
maintaining lawns, growing gar-
dens, creating flowerbeds, and es-
pecially planting and maintaining
trees. Her pride and joy was fi-
nally getting the pine trees to grow
on the ranch. Elaine had a natu-
ral instinct for animal husbandry.
She worked tirelessly during the
springs on the ranch to make sure
that every newborn animal got the
best start possible, especially in
the lambing barns.
Elaine was active in the Gloria
Dei bible study and a member of
the Hettinger Lutheran Church
until her death. She was ex-
tremely devoted to her husband,
family, and extended family. She
also instilled a respect for the nat-
ural world in her children. Most
will remember her in her later
years driving her red car with her
white dog Fifi in the seat beside
Thankful for having her in their
lives are her daughter Echo (and
Steven) Youngbauer of Riverton,
WY; her son Daniel (and Sonja) of
New Hope, Minnesota; two grand-
children, Farrah Green of Princi-
pale Les Mechins, Quebec,
Canada, Annette (and Joel)
Mertens of Redwood Falls, Min-
nesota; three great-grandchildren,
Sydney, Madisyn, and Dylan
Mertens of Redwood Falls, MN;
siblings Ruth Kelly of Bismarck
North Dakota and June Melling of
Hettinger, ND; also many nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her
parents, her husband Perkins, and
one sister Bette Sanger.
Elaine Wilson
Pastors Perspective
Prairie Fel l owshi p Pari sh
Pastor Margie Hershey
Remembering Forever
Monday is the day we observe as Memorial Day. It is a
day when we remember those who gave their lives for
our country but it has also become a day when we
remember family members who have died. in my
family I remember my parents whom I miss very much
and two of my grandparents but my other grandparents
and their brothers and sisters are only names. The
family Bible that I have tells me the names and ages of
many of my ancestors but I do not have any personal
connection with them.
In a few short generations I will be just a name in the
family tree with no one alive remembering me as
a person. That could be a sad thought except that
I know I will only be forgotten by my descendants
some years from now I will never be forgotten by God.
The people of my family who have died are more than
just a name in a book to God. They are his children. I
am his child and so when there are no more people to
remember me on memorial day I will still have a place
in God’s eternity as his child.
Remember those who have died on Memorial Day and
give thanks to God that he never forgets his children.
Service of Remembrance for A.
Dyann Hanson, age 70 of Lodge-
pole, will be Thursday, May 24,
2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Centen-
nial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Fu-
neral Homes in Hettinger, North
Dakota. Rev. Dan Lindemann will
officiate and burial will follow at
the Lodgepole Cemetery in Lodge-
pole, South Dakota.
A. Dyann Brabazon was born on
January 5, 1942, at the Springer
Hospital in Hettinger, ND, to Ray-
mond and Eileen (Stalder)
Brabazon. It was 30º below zero.
Her dad had two batteries con-
nected to the Model B car and it
started! Dyann passed away at
MedCenter One in Bismarck,
North Dakota, on May 17, 2012.
Dyann grew to adulthood on the
family farm near Lodgepole, SD.
During that time she did every-
thing from mowing hay, hauling
bales and raising 4H lambs to de-
signing and sewing her own
clothes. She especially enjoyed rid-
ing her horse Banner and trailing
livestock for family and friends.
She attended Parker grade
school, graduated from Hettinger
High School in 1960 and attended
Black Hills State College in
Spearfish, South Dakota.
Dyann was very musical. At an
early age she taught herself how
to play the piano. She later mas-
tered the accordion, organ, guitar,
drums and banjo. She had her own
dance band where she played gui-
tar and sang. Later she played
drums for the Satellites dance
On April 7, 1962, she married
Leonard Hanson of Reva, South
Dakota. To this union was born
two daughters—Dixie Rae and
Julie Dyann. Their first home was
in Prairie City, South Dakota
where she owned and operated the
Prairie City Café.
In the spring of 1967 they
moved to the home Brabazon place
where they began farming and
ranching with her parents. They
have remained there for the last
45 years.
Dyann was a very strong per-
son. She enjoyed meeting people
and conversing. She was talented
at everything she tried, from deco-
rating cakes to making quilts for
several family members. She
worked at the Hettinger Co-op Eq-
uity Exchange, cooked at the Le-
gion Café, worked at Secrest Law
Firm, sold life and health insur-
ance, sold Shaklee products and
gave music lessons. She and her
husband raised angora goats and
owned and operated the Outback
Mohair & Wool of America, Inc. in
Lemmon, South Dakota, where
they purchased and sold wool and
Dyann took immediately to the
computer age. She spent many
hours tracing the family history
back to Jaques Le Brabazon, who
was William the Conqueror’s stan-
dard flag bearer during the Battle
of Hastings in 1066. She became
interested in and was currently in-
volved in the Science of Biofeed-
Preceding her in death were
here parents and a sister and
brother-in-law, Delores and Duane
Kroft. Left to morn her passing is
her husband of fifty years,
Leonard; her sister Betty (Mike)
Chapman of Rawlins, WY; her
daughters Dixie and Julie Hanson;
granddaughters Brandi (Dustin)
Kelso, Ivory and Breanna Hanson;
and great grandson Trig Hanson
all of Hettinger, ND. Also many ex-
tended family members and
A. Dyann Hanson
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA• Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 11:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 8:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CLP
Worship Service -10:30 a.m. • 9:30 Sunday School all ages welcome
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Page 6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
Junior High boys win Little Moreau Conference track meet
The Junior High Boys won the Little Moreau Conference Track Meet on Friday, May 11 in Lemmon with 159 points, Newell in
second with 125. Back Row left to right: Josh McKinstry, Bryce Graf, Cole Buer, Cody Buer, Ross Collins. Front Row left to right:
Coach Erin Titze, Jake Kahler, Matthew Johnson, Daniel Burkhalter, Joey Aukland, Coach Brad Burkhalter.
Congratulations State Track Qualifiers and
Coaches Erin Titz & Brad Burkhalter
Good Luck this weekend May 24 - 25 in Sioux Falls
Eric Newman
Main Street
Prairie City
You make us proud!
Jennifer Burkhalter & children
Tracy & Tammy Buer
David & Paula Kopren
Kirby & Sylvia Chapman
Supt. Don & Vera Kraemer
Lenard Chapman
Bob & Patsy Crow
Back row: Cole Buer, Cody Buer. Front row: Seth Buer,
Daniel Chapman, Michael Kopren.
4x100m relay team: Daniel, Seth, Cody, Cole. Michael is an
alternate. Chapman will also compete in the Triple Jump
and Seth Buer in the Long Jump.
Nathan Burkhalter, 3200m;
Ruth Burkhalter3200m
Why driving is better
than flying
continued from page 3
like something from the original
“Star Trek” TV show that the Ro-
mulans would use to incinerate
prisoners. And, if you miss even
one penny in your pocket, like I
did, you are asked to move away
from everyone else, stand on a spe-
cial pad and have a guy who just
seems to enjoy his job too much
pat you down. Even if you dig into
your pocket, find the penny and
say “oh here it is, how about if I
just go back into the incinerator
for another dose of radiation?”
Noooo, they have to pat you down.
At least that is what the TSA guy
said. In all my years of driving
cars the only pat-downs were at
the drive-in theatre with Liz Ed-
monds when I was a sophomore at
good old WDHS.
I know, they are only doing this to
protect us, but other countries
don’t do it at these lengths even in
Israel who is certainly a target
and much closer to the bad guys
than we are.
Maybe it did take less time than if
I had driven, but it would have
been a lot less stressful.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 7
Not All Is Lost
The quickest, surest, best way to
understand property lines in the
Black Hills whether it’s ours, the
neighbors’, our lease’s, or the Na-
tional Forest’s, is to spend a lot of
time looking for livestock on them.
Lately my husband and I have
both had some local geography les-
sons on the rugged country we
thought we knew while out search-
ing the whereabouts of livestock
both in and out of our own prop-
erty but also while helping neigh-
bors gather cattle in remote,
forested areas of their property for
their branding. Valuable geo-
graphical information is gained for
future reference as well as story
telling purposes if cattle searches
turn out to be a big fiasco like one
we recently had with a new bull
that escaped into the Black Hills
National Forest and we couldn’t
find for nearly a week.
Thanks to livestock’s contribu-
tions to our geography lessons,
we’ve learned the most about sur-
rounding terrain and fence lines
while on search missions for them.
Finding livestock in forested areas
can be a challenge but looking for
cows or bulls is not a new practice
in ranch work. Statistics show
that looking for livestock in the
Black Hills accounts for 46.8% of
our springtime work both on and
off of our property.
It’s rare that Black Hills
landowners have square chunks of
property unless it’s a city lot.
Fenced property around here usu-
ally has lots of corners, odd angles
and fence lines that jag in all sorts
of directions. Fence lines that dis-
appear into timbered areas can be
misleading as to where they go
and it’s not uncommon to see a
steep rock outcropping as part of
the fence line either, wherein the
fence flanks both sides of the rock.
This time of year accounting for
all bulls, yearling heifers, and cow-
calf pairs is a constant endeavor
because they know grass is more
abundant on surrounding Forest
Service and sense that it’s time for
them to be turned out onto sum-
mer range (not until June 1st) so
they all want to get a jump on
things like fences for instance.
When suspicion arises on the
whereabouts of a few head or if
some are spotted outside our fence
it usually means somewhere along
the fence line cows have found a
hole to get through.
Looking for cows can become a
regular springtime activity. As my
husband could recently attest to,
looking for a lost bull in the vast
Black Hills National Forest is like
looking for a blade of grass in a
cowpie. Cattle searching requires
covering a lot of rarely traveled
terrain covered with downed trees
and rocks and interfering steep
hills and cliffs that hinder finding
cattle easily. This is when a great
deal of fence is discovered, where
it actually goes, and who it belongs
The fence lines that I know best
are the ones I’ve spent time get-
ting acquainted with while looking
for pairs to gather and move or our
yearling heifer bunch if I haven’t
seen them around lately. The
Black Hills doesn’t make finding
livestock easy but does provide us
with great local geography lessons.
Cows may be lost on me at times
but the one thing I always manage
to find are good places for potty
Guest Columnist
Fun! Prizes! Food! Entertainment!
One lucky individual will have a chance to play “PLINKO” and
win up to $100 CASH!
to be drawn from
entire membership. If
that person is not present
we will draw for
5 - $100 Cash Prizes!
The Potter Family performs a variety of
vintage, 50’s, 60’s & gospel music
Friday, June 1, 2012, at West River’s Warehouse in Bison!
Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting
2:30 p.m. Open House & Office Tours
3:30 p.m. Demonstrations
4:30 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. BBQ lamb, beef & pork supper
6:00 p.m. Business Meeting
7:00 p.m. Entertainment by the Potter Family
Cassidy Moody won the Summer Fun with Box Tops prize for
the end of the year. Students brought in groups of 25 Box
Tops, Our Family UPC codes, and Campbell's' Soup Labels for
education for a chance at the prize pack. Students and com-
munity members collected 19,234 items to send in for points
or cash for Bison School during this school year. Please keep
saving. We will contine the program next fall.
Moody wins box top prize
When chapter members met
May 15, at the Grand Electric So-
cial room they agreed to begin a
new fund raising project for Care
Net in Rapid City. Phil and Vicki
Hahn were recently challenged to
do more tor Care Net Centers
when they heard Pastor Bruce
Wilkinsin speak in Rapid City on
May 8. Wilkinson is the author of
many books including The Prayer
of Jabes. He spoke of the need for
prayer, volunteer workers and fi-
nances needed to support Care
Net Centers. He also made it palin
that abortion grieves the Father
Heart of God. The Care Net Cen-
ter in Rapid City has determined
that it costs $1200. 00 to save the
life of one baby from abortion. This
chapter will now pledge to save
the life of one child by giving
$100.00 per month to the Care Net
Center in Rapid City for one year.
The chapter will seek any new
ideas to raise these funds. Watch
the paper for more fund raising
The Baby Bottle project to raise
money for Care Net in Rapid City
went well. We wish to thank all
those that participated in this
event to honor mothers.
A Father’s Day ad will also be
placed in the BisonCourier to
honor fathers.
The next meeting was set for
July 17 at 5 p.m. at the Grand
Electric Social room. All are wel-
come to attend these meetings.
Teddi Carlson, Secretary
Stateline Right to Life begins
new fund raising project
View our newspaper online:
Page 8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
On May 7, the varsity boys and
girls team traveled to the Hart
Ranch golf course for the Black
Hills invitational. In the boys divi-
sion, Conner Palmer shot 91,
Christopher Morris 102, Clayton
Prelle 108 and Collin Palmer 113.
in the girls division, Jessica John-
son placed fourth with a 102,
Samantha Moody 116, Julianna
Kari 127 and Marranda Hulm163.
The Marjean Huber Memorial
Invitational was held at boulder
Canyon Country Club on May 11.
Conner Palmer placed fourth with
an 89, Clayton Prelle 102, Christo-
pher Morris 107, Collin Palmer
116, Wrangler Weishaar 134, and
Justin Moody 165. Jessica John-
son placed fifth with a 102, Ju-
lianna Kari 123, Samantha Moody
127, Marranda Hulm 133, and
Brittnee Aaker 172.
The Region 6B tournament held
at the Hart Ranch golf course on
May 14, forty-one boys and thirty
girls competed for a chance to get
into the state tournament this
year. Jessica Johnson placed third
with a 98, earning her a place in
the state tournament. Samantha
Moody will also be competing at
state, by placing 12th with a 120.
julianna Kari shot 146 and Mar-
randa Hulm shot 176 in the girls
division. Conner Palmer shot 100,
clayton Prelle 106, ,Christopher
Morris 110, and Collin Palmer 117.
The girls state tournament will
be held at the Elks Golf Course in
Rapid City, on May 21 and 22.
Golfers on the road again
Jessica Johnson and Conner Palmer at The Little Moreau Con-
ference the Newell meet.
Jessica Johnson and Samantha Moody qualified for the State
Golf Tournament.
Gus Johnson
Sheila Johnson
Bernice Kari
Jody & Darla Moody
Pat Palmer
Supt. Don Kraemer
Jessica Johnson, Samantha Moody
Dakota Discount
Gold & Silver
Gravel & Trucking, LLC
Bison • 244-5600
Jessica Johnson, Samantha Moody & Coach Jeffrey Johnson
State Golf Qualifiers
State meet was May 21 - 22
at the Rapid City Elk’s Country Club
Bison • 244-5920
Joyce Waddell
Yes, they came from Hettinger,
Bucyrus, Reeder, Scranton, Bow-
man, Bison, Buffalo, Lodgepole,
Lemmon, Mott, New England and
Regent, but the over 350 people at
the Dakota Buttes Museum in
Hettinger to view the Smithsonian
exhibit in the first nine days it was
open also came from Dickinson,
Ft. Yates, Williston, Mandan, Min-
neapolis, Bismarck, Helena, MT,
Washington state, Colorado
Springs, Co, Lincoln City, OR,
Oshkosh, WI, Arlington, TX, and
Palm Beach, FL, in addition to
Rapid City Aberdeen, and San
From the opening of the exhibit
on Saturday, May 5 to today, the
MoMS (Museums on Main Street)
traveling exhibit, Key Ingredients:
America by Food, from the Smith-
sonian Institution in Washington,
DC, continues to attract people
who are just curious, or who are
interested in learning more about
how Food Connects US: Past, Pre-
sent and Future. Nine area
schools and several adult groups
are also scheduled to tour the ex-
Beginning in March 2012 with
the Soup Wars at Reeder's DPEC
and with Dakota Discussions I at
United Methodist Church in Het-
tinger, to the opening on May 5,
the Very Prairie Tea on May 6 and
the first Mid-Morning coffee gath-
ering at the museum last Wednes-
day, the exhibit--along with the six
special local exhibits and activi-
ties--continues to pull in visitors
from near and far.
Key Ingredients: America by
Food is the result of a collabora-
tion between the Smithsonian In-
stitution in Washington, DC, and
the Federation of State Humani-
ties Councils. Support for MoMS
has been provided by the United
States Congress, the John S. and
James L. Knight Foundation, and
the Hearst Foundation.
Additional events and activities
in the Hettinger area are spon-
sored by the North Dakota Hu-
manities Council, the Dakota
Buttes Historical Society/Museum
in Hettinger, ND, and the Het-
tinger Area Key Ingredients Steer-
ing Committee, the City of Het-
tinger, the Dakota Buttes Visitors
Council, the Hettinger Clothes
Closet, the Reeder Lions Club, and
Dakota Cabin Quilts in addition to
many other local and area busi-
Key Ingredients exhibit hours
are Thursdays through Sundays
from 1:00 to 6:00 pm MDT, with
additional appointments avail-
able. Brochures with a complete
list of activities and events are
available at the museum or at
businesses throughout Hettinger.
Call 701-567-2531 for further in-
The exhibit and all events and
activities are free and open to the
public. Food events are free-will.
Regular hours at the museum
for the 2012 season are Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Sunday afternoons
or by special appointment (701-
350+ visitors to Smithsonian exhibit in first 9 days!
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 9
Marjean Huber Memorial Invitational
Boulder Canyon Marjean Memorial meet back row: Justin Moody, Wrangler Weishaar, Clayton Prelle, Christopher Morris, Brittnee Aaker, Julianna Kari, Marranda
Hulm. Front row: Collin Palmer, Conner Palmer, Jessica Johnson, Samantha Moody.
Page 10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
Graduation 2012 ......memories ...
Upper left and clockwise: Mrs. Shawnda Carmichael pinning Lindsey’s Regent Scholar medallion, Mrs.
Shawnda Carmichael telling of the requirements to be a Regent Scholar, Kylee Sandgren, Mrs. Carmichael
pinnig Jessica’s Regent Scholar medallion, Lindsey Hendrickson giving her Valedictorian address, Tanner
Besler & Roy Goddard giving the farewell, no one was happier than these boys to have graduation over (ex-
cept maybe Tanner’s mom), Jessica Johnson giving her Salutatorian address, Carrie Schalesky, Shawn
Klein, Lindsey Hendrickson, Tanner Besler waiting patiently for the 2:00 signal.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 11
Dakota Packing Co.
Hettinger • 701-567-2422
For your Memorial
Day BBQ, check out
our fine selection of
Brats, Burgers &
Ask about our in-store
new beginnings ............................
Mrs. Sharon Soehren was the
guest speaker, Shawn Klein,
Carrie Schalesky, Christian
Wolff presenting the senior
class video, the cake for the
reception made by Arla ko-
pren, Larinda Price playing for
Carrie, Kylee Sandgren, Chris-
tian Wolff, Jessica Johnson,
Roy Goddard waiting for the
2:00 signal.
Page 12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
Men in Black III
103 minutes
May 25 - 28
featuring digital
surround sound
Nightly • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee
2:00 p.m.
3-D Glasses $2.00
Credit Union Holds 55th Annual Meeting
Members of the Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union Board front row l to r: Peter Butterfield, CEO,
Jack Anderson, Mike Schweitzer, Diane Humble. Back row l to r: Brady Ham, Russ Peacock, Bryan
Peterson, Mike Stocklin.
Jozee Veal 1st place in Soccer Skills, race walk, standing long
jump and ball throw, and 4th place in 50 meter dash. Jaylie
Beckman 1st place ball throw, 4th place soccer skills,5th place
50 meter dash.
Veal & Beckman attend Special olympics
The Cardinal went along to cheer on the athletes. He was a big
The Dakota Plains Federal
Credit Union held its 55th annual
members meeting at the Lemmon
Armory on Monday evening May
14. The invocation was given by
Bryan Peterson followed by din-
ner. Approximately 80 members
and credit union staff were in at-
tendance. Mr. Russ Peacock
kicked off the official portion of the
meeting with his report on the
strength of the credit union. His
presentation was followed by
Peter Butterfield, the credit
union’s CEO, who gave an in-
depth view on the status of the
economy in general, and the credit
unions’ performance in 2011 in
particular. Butterfield said that
the credit union ended the year
with a profit, and that 2012 would
continue to be tight. The credit
union reached a new milestone in
assets ending 2011 with over $39
million and had capital in excess
of 9%.
Mr. Butterfield also went on to
talk about the history of the credit
union which was started in 1957,
as the Lemmon Federal Credit
Union. Following Mr. Butterfield,
Bryan Peterson gave the Supervi-
sory Committee report and stated
that the credit union is examined
annually by the National Credit
Union Administration and is au-
dited on a regular basis by Eide
Bailly of Bismarck.
Elections were held for three
spots on the board. Returning to
the board are Russ Peacock of
Bison, Diane Humble of Faith and
Mike Schweitzer of Lemmon.
Dakota Plains Federal Credit
Union was established in 1957 as
a member-owned financial cooper-
ative open to all residents living or
working in 15 western counties of
South Dakota and 5 southwestern
counties in North Dakota. The
credit union offers a complete
package of savings and loan prod-
ucts as well as commercial and
agricultural lending. The credit
union operates as a not-for-profit
financial institution. Credit union
branches are located in Lemmon,
Faith, Bison, Hettinger and
For information: http://www.dako- or Contact:
Phone: 605-374-3380.
The Bison Courier office will be
closed on May 28th in observance of
Memorial Day.
We ask that all ads and copy be into
the office by Friday May 25, for the
May 31 edition. Thank You
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 13
Don and Helen Meink went to
Lemmon Monday and had lunch
with Carole Preszler.
Thelma Sandgren visited with
Shirley Johnson Monday after-
noon and also Tiss Treib was a
brief caller. Monday, May 7th
callers at Thelma Sandgren’s were
Al Treib and Steve Sandgren.
Thelma visited Shirley Johnson in
the afternoon when she delivered
her news. Tuesday May 8th
Thelma Sandgren delivered pa-
pers to Helen Meink and Donnie
was home, so they had a good visit.
Wednesday evening, May 9th John
and Shirley Johnson came over as
John needed a haircut. Al Treib
called on Thelma Sandgren Thurs-
day May 10th and later in the day,
Jim and Patsy Miller picked her
up to join the Senior Citizens for
cards. Friday, May 11th Thelma
Sandgren had a busy day in Het-
tinger. She stayed and visited her
brother, Buster Van Wyk and
sisiter, Gladys Vliem at the Nurs-
ing Home and on her way home
visited with Shirley Johnson. Sun-
day, May 12th Thelma Sandgren
went to worship at Rosebud and
later she traveled to Lemmon and
joined the Steve Sandgren family
for church and dinner, she then at-
tended the reception for Molly
Archibald at the Dakota Lodge.
went to Graduation and later to
the fair building for a reception for
Kylee Sandgren. They all then
went to the home of James and
Marci Sandgren to eat and cele-
brate. Dan, Allison, Elizabeth and
Bennett also drove up from Rapid
City and Georgia Sandgren of
Sturgis and Ed Hanson were also
present also with many friends
and all of Marci’s relatives. It was
a full house. James had the deck
finished so everything worked out
well and after it had rained, every-
one was happy. Saturday evening,
Mark and Linda Sandgren came
out to the ranch and stayed with
Thelma Sandgren and of course
they didn’t get going as early Sun-
day morning as they would have
liked, because Mark found too
many things to fix for his mother,
but all is well.
Tiss Treib visited briefly with
Barb Verhulst Thursday after-
noon, May 10th. Tiss Treib vis-
ited Al at the WRRMC Saturday
afternoon, in the evening, Jim
Gilland and Tiss visited him
again. Those who helped Tiss
Treib with rounding up cattle Sun-
day morning were Jim Gilland,
Gary Johnson, Terry Bennett and
Shawn Klein. In the afternoon,
they were joined by Vern, Roni and
James Klein and Jade Schaff,
Lucas and Krista Allen, Ben
Wiechmann and Bill Ottman.
Supper guests were Vern, Roni,
James Klein and Jade Schaff,
Lucas and Krista Allen, Jim
Gilland and Shawn Klein. Thanks
to everyone for helping. Sunday
evening, Tiss Treib traveled to
Lemmon where Pastor Dan Linde-
man and Ezra Grantham accom-
panied her to Bismarck where Al
Treib was a patient at St. Alexius
Hospital. Monday, Pastor Dan Lin-
deman and Ezra Grantham visited
with Al and Tiss Treib at St. Alex-
ius in the morning and again in
the afternoon. Evening visitors
were Sandy Stadheim, Loren
Kilen and Amy Traxel. Al and Tiss
Treib returned home Tuesday
morning from Bismarck and had
treats with Pastor Dan Lindeman,
Cleo and Carolyn Penfield in Lem-
mon on their way. Tuesday
evening, Al and Tiss Treib at-
tended a bonfire and supper at the
home of Vern and Roni Klein and
family. Ben and Ezra Wiechmann
fed cattle for Al Treib Thursday
morning. Friday, Al and Tiss Treib
visited at the Ben and Ruth
Wiechmann ranch and Tiss helped
Ben, Luke and Ethan Wiechmann
work some cattle. Tiss Treib called
on Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson
late Friday evening and drove
home in the rain.
Tuesday Albert Keller returned
from work in Montana. Friday,
Bridget Keller traveled to Bis-
marck for guard drill weekend.
Saturday, LiLAlbert Keller stayed
with Grandpa and Grandma Har-
ris' while Albert Keller partici-
pated in the Armed Forces Day
motorcycle run in Bismarck. Sun-
day, Lil Albert and Albert Keller
traveled to Baker, MT to see
Randy and Tana Taylor and take
in their son's graduation picnic.
Martina Ham had pie and coffee
with Shirley Johnson Sunday af-
ternoon. Tiss Treib was a brief
Donnie Meink returned to his
home in Croften, NE. Helen Meink
and Duane Meink celebrated their
birthday’s Friday, May 11th in
Lemmon where they went out to
dinner. Carole Preszler and Sue
Meink joined them. Duane and
Sue Meink, Helen Meink, Carole
Preszler and Leonard Jonas went
out to dinner Sunday for Mother’s
Day in Lemmon.
Tuesday, May 8th, Shirley Har-
ris met Denise, Brooklyn and
Daniel Haugen in Bismarck. Sat-
urday, Shirley Harris was a guest
of Jay and Jo Smith for a gradua-
tion party for Brittney. Sunday,
continued on page 22
Mark and Kylee Sandgren stopped
in at the Sandgren ranch Sunday
and brought Thelma a nice plant
with beautiful red flowers for
Mother’s Day. Tuesday, Brady
Ham and Rowdy Benson brought
over a couple loads of cattle and
had lunch with Thelma Sandgren.
Wednesday morning, Brady, Meza
and Blair Ham came to check on
the cattle and had snacks with
Thelma Sandgren. Thursday was
a hot 90 degree day. Steve Sand-
gren came out for lunch and then
he mowed all the grass. It looks so
nice. Later, Jim and Patsy Miller
picked Thelma up to go to Het-
tinger to play cards at the Senior
Center. Friday morning, when
Thelma Sandgren got up, it was a
beautiful sight. It had rained. She
traveled to Hettinger for a busy
day and also stopped at the nurs-
ing home to visit her brother and
sister, Buster Van Wyk and Gladys
Vliem. Friday, Matthew Sandgren
and a friend drove up so they could
check out Thelma’s kittens. Satur-
day was Graduation in Bison. Ma-
riette Cornella, Scott, Dani and
Preston Cornella met Thelma
Sandgren at Mom’s place café in
Bison for lunch. Mark Sandgren
joined them. Linda Sandgren,
Steve Sandgren and family
stopped in for a bit and they all
Rosebud News ......................By Tiss Treib
Page 14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
Notice is hereby given that the auto-
matic tabulating equipment will be
tested to ascertain that it will correctly
count the votes for all offices and meas-
ures that are to be cast at the Primary
Election held on the 5th day of June,
The test will be conducted on the 4th
day of June, 2012, at 10:00 o'clock a.m.
MDT at the following location: Perkins
County Finance Office located in the
Perkins County Courthouse.
Dated this 14th day of May, 2012.
Sylvia Chapman
Person in charge of election
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012
at a total approximate cost of $14.96.]
A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in all the voting
precincts in Perkins County.
The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. Mountain Daylight
Tim on the day of the election.
The polling place in each precinct of this county is as follows:
Precinct Towns/Townships Polling Place
1 Wards 1 & 4 in City of Lemmon FJ Reeder Armory
2 Horse Creek, Viking, Grand River, Lodgepole Hall
Wilson, Duck Creek, Lodgepole,
Glendo, Sidney & Fredlund Townships
3 Wards 2 & 3 in City of Lemmon, FJ Reeder Armory
Trail & Flat Creek Townships
4 Castle Butte, White Butte, Liberty, FJ Reeder Armory
Barrett,Burdick, Pleasant Valley
& Rockford Townships
5 Seim, DeWitt, Anderson, Hudgins, FJ Reeder Armory
& Lincoln Townships
6 Independence, Clark, Whitney, Indian Creek Church
Meadow, Grand Central, Chance,
Easter & Foster Townships
7 White Hill, Vail, Cash, Plateau, Beckman Memorial
Strool, Jones, Maltby, Wells, Church
Antelope & Duell Townships
8 Moreau, Englewood, Arrowhead, Faith Community
Flint Rock & Deep Creek Townships Center
9 Wyandotte, Highland, Sheffield, Zeona Church
Dillon, Beck, Bixby, Martin, Mildrew
& Vrooman Townships
12 Marshfield, Scotch Cap, Bison, Rainbow, Bentley
Richland, Vickers, Lone Tree, Hall, Ada, Memorial
Brushy & Chaudoin Townships Building
& Town of Bison
Voters with disabilities may contact the county finance officer for information
and special assistance in absentee in absentee voting or polling place accessi-
Sylvia Chapman, County Finance Officer, Perkins County
[Published May 24 & May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of$60.92.]
The Board of Trustees for the Town of
Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a
public hearing on Monday, June 11,
2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Bison Town Hall.
At said time and place the board will
consider the application of the Perkins
County Fair Board for a special malt
beverage license at the Perkins County
Fairgrounds during the Perkins
County Fair on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012,
from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m; on Saturday,
Aug. 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. – 2:00
a.m. Sunday, August, 19, 2012; and
from 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. on Sun-
day, August 19, 2012. All objections
thereto prior to final decisions.
Elizabeth Hulm
Finance Officer
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012
at a total approximate cost of $18.85.]
The Town Board of Bison will be ac-
cepting bids until 7:45 p.m. on Monday,
June 11, 2012 for mowing of 60 acres,
more or less, of hay surrounding the
runway at Bison Municipal Airport.
The hay must be mowed, baled and
moved, or lined up along the fence. The
bids will be publicly opened and read
at Bison City Hall on June 11, 2012 at
7:45 p.m. Send or deliver bids to: Town
of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W.,
Bison, SD 57620. Mark the envelope
Airport Hay Bid #1.
The Town Board of Bison will be ac-
cepting bids until 7:45 p.m. on Monday,
June 11, 2012 for 28 acres, more or
less, of crested wheat grass hay at the
west end of Bison Municipal Airport.
The hay must be mowed, baled and
moved, or lined up along the fence. The
bids will be publicly opened and read
at Bison City Hall on June 11, 2012 at
7:45 p.m. Send or deliver bids to: Town
of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W.,
Bison, SD 57620. Mark the envelope
Airport Hay Bid #2.
Elizabeth Hulm
Finance Officer
Town of Bison
[Published May 24, May 31 and June
7, 2012 at a total approximate cost of
Perkins County Highway Department
will be accepting sealed bids on a 1990
Peterbilt tractor truck that damaged
by fire. Truck can be seen at the
Perkins County Highway Yard in
Bison, SD or call 605-244-5629. Bids
will be opened at 11:00 a.m. on July
10, 2012 in the room of the Perkins
County Commissioners, Bison, SD All
bids must be clearly marked “TRUCK
BID” and sent to the Perkins County
Finance Office, Box 126, Bison, SD
57620. Commissioners reserve the
right to accept or reject any or all bids.
[Published may 24 and May 31, 2012
at a total approximate cost of $13.00.]
“Our sales
are every
Highway 12
carpet • vinyl
Plant a Row
Many communities have an or-
ganized program called Plant a
Row. In some places it is Plant a
Row for the Hungry, regardless of
the title it generally has the same
goal, to get fresh produce to people
who cannot afford fresh whole-
some food. Plant a Row is a pro-
gram of the Garden Writers Asso-
ciation of America, which encour-
ages the nation’s more than 70
million gardeners to plant extra
produce for the hungry in their
Plant a Row for the Hungry is a
people helping people to feed the
hungry in communities across the
country. Since 1995, over 18 mil-
lion pounds of produce providing
over 72 million meals have been
donated by American gardeners.
All of this has been achieved with-
out government subsidy or bu-
reaucratic red tape - just people
helping people.
According to USDA, one in eight
households in the US experience
hunger or the risk of hunger.
About 33 million people, including
13 million children have substan-
dard diets and resort to food pro-
grams similar to our local Food
Pantries. The demand for hunger
assistance has increased by 70% in
recent years, especially during the
economic downturn in many re-
There are over 84 million house-
holds with a garden in the U.S. If
every gardener plants one extra
row of vegetables and donates
their surplus to local food agencies
and soup kitchens, a significant
impact can be made on reducing
What would be the best to
plant? It is suggested that you
plant vegetables that have multi-
ple uses in the diet such as toma-
toes, peppers, onions, zucchini, cu-
cumbers and potatoes. These veg-
etables will stay fresh for a few
days and won’t necessarily have to
be used the day they are donated.
Plant vegetables that mature
early and will produce for most of
the season. Produce items that can
be planted from seed are the most
economical to grow such as beans,
cucumbers, lettuce, peas, radish,
corn, squash, radish and carrots.
The need for fresh fruits and
vegetables never goes away. When
thinking about helping feed the
hungry, in addition to the local
Food Pantries, don’t forget the
school lunch programs and the Se-
nior Citizen Meals/Meals on
Wheels, as a rule they all welcome
donations of fresh produce. Many
of our local gardeners already
share their surplus produce with
neighbors that cannot garden or
do not have the space for a garden.
Whoever could make two ears of
corn, or two blades of grass grow
on the ground would do more serv-
ice to his country than a whole race
of politicians put together. –
Thomas Jefferson
Submitted by Karen Englehart,
master Gardener, SDSU Coopera-
tive Extension Service
Garden Gate
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 15
Perkins County
Regular Meeting
Date: May 8, 2012
Present: Commissioners Schweitzer,
Foster, Ottman and Henderson and Fi-
nance Officer Chapman
Others present: Shane Penfield, Tracy
Buer, Bill Johnson, Harold Wilmot,
Paula Crashley, James Goeres, Ed-
mund Goeres, Ed Gold, Karen Vogel,
Jennifer Forsush, Garrett Schweitzer,
Patricia Benson, JoAnne Seim, Art
Pederson, Dan Linderman, David Lin-
derman, Martin Paul, Monte Starkey,
Rodney Wise, Harlan Hess, Chad
Baumgarten, Susan Sandgren, Joanne
Ericsson, Rebecca Newhall, Wendy
Block, Jim Lorenz, Chris Block, Mar-
cia Murrey, Pat Kochel, Bob Grerking,
Jack Anderson, Jo Hetzel, Helen
Berfenheier, Koreen Anderson, Brad
Sigvaldsen, Renae Gebhart, Tamara
Wirtz, press, Beth Hulm, press
Absent: Gochenour
Call to Order
Chairman Schweitzer called the regu-
lar meeting of the Perkins County
Commission to order at 10:00 a.m. at
the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon. The
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The minutes of the April meeting were
reviewed. Foster moved, Ottman sec-
onded to approve the minutes of the
April meeting, motion carried.
Monthly Reports
•Finance Officers Account with the
Deputy Finance Officer - To the Hon-
orable Board of County Commissioners
Perkins County: I hereby submit the
following report of my examination of
the cash and cash items in the hands
of the Deputy Finance Officer of this
County as of April 30, 2012, Sylvia
Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins
County. Total amount of deposits in
banks $46,941.28, Total amount of ac-
tual cash $150.69; Insured Money
Market 2,623,411,41; Dakota Plains
Federal Credit Union membership fee
$10.04; Certificates of Deposit
$495,531.04; South Dakota FIT
$101,495.23; Total $3,267,537.69. The
total represents state, county, schools,
cities and township funds, which will
be transferred to each entity of govern-
ment after being apportioned.
•Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of
$676.34 were reviewed.
•Sheriff car logs were reviewed.
•Motor Vehicle fees for the month of
April, 2012 were reviewed.
•Register of Deeds fees in the amount
of $4,999.72 were reviewed.
•The March 31, 2012 Surplus Analysis
Report showing undesignated cash bal-
ance of $512,041.50 was reviewed.
•Longevity increases of 10¢ per hour
were realized for: Paulette Fero – April
1, 2012; Todd Campbell – April 1, 2012;
Jeff Van Vactor – April 8, 2012; Jenny
Glover – April 27, 2012; Rownea Ger-
bracht – May 28, 2012.
NAWAPA Support Resolution
Discussion was held on an email re-
ceived concerning support for the
NAWAPA Resolution. Ottman moved,
Foster seconded to deny support of the
NAWAPA resolution, motion carried.
CHN/WIC Report, & 2013 Contract
•Patti Benson and JoAnne Seim were
present to review the Quarterly
County Commissioner Report. This re-
port outlines the activities of the Com-
munity Health Nurse and WIC pro-
•The 2013 WIC County Contract was
present. Foster moved, Ottman sec-
onded to authorize Chairman
Schweitzer as signatory on the 2013
WIC Contract, motion carried.
Advertisement for Bids on Waste
Tire Removal
Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to
authorize advertisement for the re-
moval of waste tires, to be opened July
10, 2012, motion carried.
Boss Cowman Special Event Malt
Beverage License
Henderson moved, Foster seconded to
approve a 3-day Special Events Malt
Beverage License for Boss Cowman
Rodeo Committee – Lemmon Chamber
to be held July 13-14-15, 2012, motion
2001 Crown Victoria
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
authorize for the advertisement of bids
on the county surplus 2001 Ford
Crown Victoria to be opened on June 6,
2012, motion carried.
Surplus Tax Deed Property
Foster moved, Ottman seconded to pro-
ceed with the opening of bids on the
surplus tax deed property, motion car-
•Lemmon’s 3rd Addition Block 2 Lot 4,
106 8th St W
· Larry & Paula Crashley - $2000
· Martin Paul - $1000
· Jack Anderson - $5,500
· David Linderman - $2,500
· Northwest Supply - $1,500
· Art Pederson - $750
· Karen Vogel - $100
· RaeDeen Heupel - $100
•Lemmon Original Blk 7 S 1/2 of Lot 2
& all of Lot 3, 105 3rd Ave W
· RaeDeen Heupel - $100
•Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lot 16,
304 Main Ave
· RaeDeen Heupel - $50
Following the opening of the bids, bid-
ders were invited to orally raise their
bids. The final and highest bid on
Lemmon’s 3rd Addition Block 2 Lot 4
was $7,650 which was received from
Martin Paul. Ottman moved, Hender-
son seconded to accept the bid of
$7,650 from Martin Paul on Lemmon’s
3rd Addition Block 2 Lot 4, motion car-
ried. A quit claim deed will be pre-
pared for Martin Paul.
The bids received on Lemmon Original
Blk 7 S 1/2 of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3 and
Lemmon Original Block 13 Lot 16 were
below 90% of the appraised value of
the property; therefore unacceptable.
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
re-advertise Lemmon Original Blk 7 S
1/2 of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3 and Lemmon
Original Blk 13, Lot 16 to be opened at
the regular July Commission meeting,
motion carried.
Truck Bids
Foster moved, Ottman seconded to
open bids for a used truck, motion car-
•Boyer Trucks, Sioux Falls, SD
-2006 Sterling AT9513 - $44,700;
306,986 miles
-2009 International 9000i - $63,980;
478,029 miles
-2007 Freightliner CL12064S -
$72,000; 164,226 miles
-2007 Freightliner CL12064ST -
$55,500; 393,585 miles
-2005 Sterling LT9522 - $54,800;
208,878 miles
Sheehan Mack Sales, Sioux Falls, SD
2006 Mack Vision CXN613- $35,300;
623,079 miles
-2006 Mack CHN613 - $59,948;
281,000 miles
-2008 Mack CXU613 model - $68,525;
412,624 miles
-2009 Mack CXU613 model - $81,250;
308,612 miles
Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to
table the bids until the trucks can be
inspected by Buer and to set a confer-
ence call meeting to accept a bid, mo-
tion carried.
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
approve Resolution 2012- “Resolution
to Delete Bridge from NBIS”, roll call
vote: Foster aye, Ottman aye, Hender-
son aye, Schweitzer aye, motion ab-
Resolution 2012-06
Resolution to Delete
Bridge From NBIS
The Perkins County Board of
Commissioners is in agree-
ment with SDDOT that the
following structure(s) should
be deleted from the National
Bridge Inventory System
(NBIS) for the following rea-
43-454-533 0.4E 10.7N
of Faith Structure has been
replaced with a 12X6 box
culvert that no longer meets
NBIS length
The Commission is aware of
the following stipulations
once structure is deleted
from the NBIS Inventory
1. Federal Bridge funds
will not be available for
structure replacement or re-
habilitation and
2. The structure will only
be added to the Inventory
following replacement, using
County funds.
Abstract of Bids on BRF 63999(03)
The Department of Transportation
sent a copy of the Abstract of Bids on
BRF 6399(03) PCN 6796. Henderson
moved, Ottman seconded to approve
the low bid on BRF 6399(03), PCN
6796, Structure and Approach Grading
(10’ 3 Span Prestressed Bridge) in the
amount of $1,515,379 from Heavy Con-
structors, Inc of Rapid City, motion car-
Change Order on White Butte
Road Project
Ottman moved, Foster seconded to ap-
prove change order for P 6399(00)
White Butte Road Asphalt Concrete
Overlay Project, motion carried.
•Buer has hired as a fulltime employee
John Eastburn who will start mid-May
and will be putting Daroll Aukland on
fulltime. The wage will be $12.35/hr.
•Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
change the policy on full-time employ-
ment to reflect elimination of the three
month reduction of pay to but to retain
the six month probationary period, mo-
tion carried.
Surplus Truck
Buer would like to declare the 1990 Pe-
terbilt that was destroyed in the fire.
Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to
declare the 1990 Peterbilt surplus and
to appoint Richard Seidel, Tracy Buer
and Jody Moody to appraise and to so-
licit sealed bids to be opened at the
July, 2012 regular meeting, motion
Monthly Maintenance Report
Buer presented the Monthly Mainte-
nance & Project Report.
Commission recessed for lunch at
12:10 p.m.
Commission reconvened at 1:00 p.m.
•Chad Baumgarten and Harlan Hess
were present on behalf of Lemmon
VFD to request $20,000 for 2013,
which is the same subsidy as 2012.
42.40; DF Lighting Co, supplies,
295.58; Digital-Ally, repairs, 420.00;
EMC Insurance, insurance, 595.00;
ES&S, election supplies, 520.24; Exec-
utive Mgmt, supplies, 9.35; Five Co
Nursing, blood testing, 44.50; G&O
Paper, supplies, 353.70; Grand Elec-
tric, utilities, 1,245.65; Inland Truck
Parts, repairs, 27.28; K Klemann,
travel, 29.60; Lemmon EMT,
travel/utility, 592.82; Meade Co Audi-
tor, jail board, 2,475.00; Pamida Phar-
macy, jail meds, 23.49; S Penfield,
rent/utilities, 450.00; Penor’s Texaco,
maintenance, 56.63; Phil’s Paint &
Body, repairs, 541.25; Pitney Bowes,
maint/supplies, 549.98; Post office, box
rent, 44.00; Prairie Community
Health; rent, 1,680.00; Print Shop,
supplies, 74.39; Ida Schmidt,
suppl/travel, 173.84; SD Dept Health,
blood testing, 80.00; SD DOT, prof fees,
902.92; SD Weed & Pest Board, regis-
tration, 150.00; Sheehan Mack, re-
pairs, 13,865.01; Town of Bison, utili-
ties, 221.43; Verizon Wireless, utilities,
115.38; VISA, Web page/travel, 568.44;
West Group, law books, 567.70; West
River Telephone, utilities, 885.86.
Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m., mo-
tion carried. The next regular meeting
of the Perkins County Commission will
be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
June 6, 2011, motion carried.
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer
Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
[Published May 24, 2012 at a total ap-
proximate cost of $166.79.]
•Wendy Block and Joanne Ericsson
were present on behalf of Lemmon
EMT’s to request continued mileage of
37¢ per mile, $40 per trip for Perkins
County residents and $200 utility sub-
•Becky Newhall was present on behalf
of Live Center Inc to request $1800 for
2013. This amount is $300 over the
2012 subsidy.
•Susan Sandgren was present to re-
quest $7,395 subsidy for Three Rivers
Mental Health and Chemical Depen-
dency Center.
•Jim Lorenz was present on behalf of
the Lemmon Senior Citizens to request
a subsidy request of $2,500 for 2013.
The 2012 subsidy was $1250.
•Chris Block was present on behalf of
Arrow Public Transit to request a sub-
sidy of $4,000, which is the same as
last year.
•Koreen Anderson, Brad Sigvaldsen
and Renae Gebhart were present to re-
quest the standard $3,500 for the Lem-
mon Junior Livestock Show.
•Jack Anderson and Koreen Anderson
were present to request $5,000 subsidy
amount for the Boss Cowman Rodeo
Grand Stands for 2013. The 2012 sub-
sidy amount was $2,500.
•Jo Hetzel, Jack Anderson and Karen
Knutson were present on behalf of
Lemmon Area Charitable and Eco-
nomic Development. They made a sub-
sidy request of $35,000 for 2013. The
2012 subsidy request was $30,000.
June Meeting Date
Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to
change the regular June meeting to
June 6, 2012 at 10:00 am in order to
canvas the 2012 Primary Election, mo-
tion carried.
Lemmon Senior Center Tour
LACED took the Commission on a tour
of the Lemmon Senior Center.
The following claims were presented
and approved for payment: April pay-
roll: 73,781.12; IRS, fica, 6,609.46; SD
Retirement, retirement, 3,921.99;
Delta Dental, insurance, 986.94; Lin-
coln Mutual, insurance, 123.12; SDS-
DBF, insurance, 17,738.63; Loyson
Carda, travel, 166.50; JoAnne Seim,
travel, 377.40; A&B Business, sup-
plies, 444.25; American Insurance,
supplies, 50.00; Denise Andahl, ct re-
porting, 395.20; Avera Queen of Peace,
prof fees, 86.90; Bennett, Main & Gub-
brud, ct appt atty, 2,285.51; Bison
Courier, publishing, 310.39; Bison
Food, supplies, 50.86; Bison Grain, re-
pairs, 20.60; Bison Implement,
rep/supplies, 1,765.65; Black Hills
Family Practice, medical fees, 8.00;
Brosz Engineering, prof fees, 2,120.00;
Broz Law Office, ct appt atty, 1,803.80;
BSN Car Wash, maintenance, 50.00;
Butler Machinery, repairs, 245.96; T
Campbell, travel, 64.00; Chapman’s
Electronics, supplies, 250.55; Country
Media, publishing, 224.82; Current
Connection, supplies/rep, 1,040.29;
Dakota Business, supplies/equip,
554.72; Dakota Feed, chemical,
6,420.75; Dakota Herald, publishing,
The Board of Trustees for the Town of
Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a
public hearing on Monday, June 11,
2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Bison Town Hall.
At said time and place the board will
consider the application of the Bison
Volunteer Fire Department for a spe-
cial malt beverage license at Lions
Club Park on Saturday, June 30, 2012,
beginning at 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on
July 1, 2012. All objections thereto
prior to final decisions.
Elizabeth Hulm
Finance Officer
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012
at a total approximate cost of $15.61.]
Perkins County Commissioners
are accepting sealed bids on a
2001 Ford Crown Victoria.
Bids will be accepted until 10:30 a.m. on
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 when they will be
opened and read aloud. The Commissioners
reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
[Published May 24 & May 31, 2012 at the total approximate cost of
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closed on May 28th in observance of
Memorial Day.
We ask that all ads and copy be into
the office by Friday May 25, for the
May 31 edition. Thank You
Meadow News
...y Tiss Treib
Bernie Rose spent Sunday at
Lisa’s for lunch and visited with
other customers.
Mary Ellen Fried traveled to
Lovell, WY Tuesday with Kendra
McIntrye. Mary Ellen returned
home Thursday.
Mary Ellen Fried attended
Graduation in Bison Saturday.
She was a guest at the home of
Karen Holter for a supper recep-
tion for Christian.
Esther Nolan of Quincy, Wash-
ington spent the week with Jerry
and Carolyn Petik.
Tuesday, Carolyn Petik went to
Bismarck to pick up Judy May of
Malvern, Ohio who came to spend
the week visiting family and
Grace Born, Theola Spencer and
Mary Albright of Chehalis, Wash-
ington were Wednesday through
Friday guests of Petiks.
Carolyn Petik and several other
family members attended the Five
Counties Nursing Home picnic on
Thursday. They all enjoyed an af-
ternoon visit at Norman and Belle
Kvale's and supper at Dale and
Mary Kvale's.
Kurt and Leah Petik, Kiya and
Irelyn arrived Friday evening and
were overnight guests of Jerry and
Carolyn. Jeri Lynn and Dejon
Bakken, Leif, Mirandi, Colton
Damjanovich and Judy May were
all supper guests on Friday.
All of the above guests came to
celebrate the 90th birthday of
Irene Young that was held in Lem-
mon on Saturday.
Jerry and Carolyn were among
Sunday afternoon and evening
supper guests of Tim and Char-
lotte Kvale.
The 57 on the Heinz
ketchup bottle
represents the number
of varieties of pickles
the company once had.
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proofreading skills.
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Rosebud News
contined from page 13
Shirley Harris met Duane and
Dawn Harris, Bridget and Lil Al-
bert Keller in Meadow at Smoky’s
for Mother’s Day dinner. Sunday,
Shirley Harris was a guest of Les
and Sharon Longwood for Bible
Monte Frey took Dorothy and
Lynn Frey, and friends Rob and
Maurice out for Mother’s Day sup-
per. They went to Bowman Haley
Sunday, Keith and Bev Hoff-
man, Isabel Boespflug traveled to
Steele, ND for for Jamie Barrlett’s
Nolan and Linda Seim and fam-
ily, Larry and Sarah Dreiske and
family and Shirley Dreiske went
out to dinner in Lemmon for
Mother’s Day. Linda Seim got a
special call from Ole and Kathy on
Mother’s Day. Nolan and Linda
Seim and family traveled to
McLaughlin Saturday and visited
with Jasmine’s family. Nolan and
Linda Seim and family were brief
callers at the Chet Anderson home
Saturday afternoon.
Patsy and Christi Miller trav-
eled to Rapid City May 11th and
returned home Saturday May
12th. Jim and Patsy Miller and
Christi Miller took Violet Miller
out to Mother’s Day dinner in Het-
tinger. Jim and Patsy Miller at-
tended the Shriners supper in
Bison Friday. Jim, Patsy and
Christi Miller traveled to Bis-
marck Saturday.
The citrus soda 7-UP
was created in 1929;
"7" was selected
because the original
containers were 7
ounces. "UP"
indicated the direction
of the bubbles.
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2nd, Hoven, SD.
has pictures. M & R Auctions ph.’s 605-
769-1181, 605-281-1067 or 605-948-
NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills or just
for summer fun?? Sell Avon! Work
from home. Earn 40% on your first 4
orders. 1-877-454-9658.
aerial photography of farms, commis-
sion basis, $7,000-$10,000/month.
Proven product and earnings, Travel
required. More info at
or call 605-882-3566.
seeking dealers. Motivated individuals
with cattle knowledge and community
ties. Contact Bethany at 800-870-0356
/ to find out
if there is a dealership opportunity in
your area.
STRUCTION Field Supervisor needed.
Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excel-
lent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud
Construction at 605-428-5483. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide con-
struction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR
MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or
permanent. No experience necessary.
Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online
BRIDGEWATER CITY accepting writ-
ten Notice of Interest for Manager
Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewater
Finance Office 605/729-2690 or see for more informa-
opening for 9th-12th grade program in
Northwest South Dakota. Competitive
wage, excellent benefits, car provided.
For more information contact Cris
Owens, Northwest Area Schools, 605-
466-2206 or
GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide con-
struction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR
MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or
permanent. No experience necessary.
Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online,
CITY OF NEW TOWN seeking Water
Plant Operator. Mandatory
Water/Sewer Operator License. Re-
sume: City of New Town, PO Box 309,
New Town, ND 58763.
Madison Area Chamber of Commerce,
Madison, SD. FT:DOE, benefits pack-
age. 4 year degree and/or related expe-
rience. See posting at www.chamberof-
DENT - Huron, SD. Job description
available at Deadline
to apply is 6-15-12 . Submit resume
with salary expectations to
54-2 has an opening for Food Service
Director. Application and job descrip-
tion available at the business office at
516 8th Ave.W Sisseton, SD 57262.
Position open until filled. EOE.
at a stable dealership with three loca-
tions in South Dakota and four loca-
tions in Nebraska. Excellent benefit
package. A/C service departments.
Wages DOE. For locations and phone
numbers check our website:
GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide con-
struction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR
MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or
permanent. No experience necessary.
Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online
for the United Way & Volunteer Ser-
vices of Greater Yankton. For informa-
tion and application go to www.yank-
HELP WANTED: Produce manager at
Tucker’s SuperValu Foods, Miller, SD.
Apply online at www.tuckerssuper- or pick up application at the
store. Wage negotiable DOQ. 605-853-
full time custodian, head football, as-
sistant football, and assistant volley-
ball, opened 5-15-12, closes 6-1-12,
Contact: Tim Casper, Supt, Lake Pre-
ston School District, 300 1st St. NE., 605-847-4455.
is searching for dedicated, caring
nurses to join our team. We have full
and part time LPN and RN positions
available. We offer excellent benefits
and competitive wages. For more in-
formation please contact TerryAnn
Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log
onto to apply.
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classifieds
Network to work for you today! (25
words for $150. Each additional word
Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697
for details.
*HOME WEEKLY *Must be Canadian
eligible. *2500+ miles weekly *$0.42
for all Canadian miles *$50 border
crossing pay *95% no tarp (888) 691-
1328 ACRES OF Missouri River front
land in Gregory County, SD. Immedi-
ate possession. Contact SD Real Estate
at (605)775-2531, for more
info & photos.
BUYING ANTLERS UP to 7.50 per lb.
brown elk, 6.00 per lb. brown deer. Will
be buying porcupines again this fall.
Phone 605-517-0397 or clawantler-
For Sale
For sale: 2003 Mazda Tribute 244-
Second Chance! Three bed, two bath
ranch style home with basement for
sale. Includes extra lot, a one-room
school house and 4 car garage. 613 1st
Ave. West. If interested call Kvale's at
Work Wanted
Will do lawn mowing. Have own
mower/weed eater. Justin Moody. 244-
For Rent
For rent: Homestead Heights located
in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bed-
room apartment available. Homestead
Heights is a low-income elderly and
disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and
Urban Development) housing facility.
We are smoke free. Energy Assistance
is available for those who qualify. Util-
ities are included in the rent. Home-
stead Heights is an equal housing op-
portunity. For more information,
please call (605) 244-5473.
Cleaning Services, various hours
available. References upon request.
Please call Karin @ 244-7799 or 406-
Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 23
Permanent part-time.
Must have good
grammar and
proofreading skills.
Computer experience a
plus. For more
information call the
Bison Courier
at 244-7199
Coaches needed for the
2012 - 13 school year
Head Boys basketball
Assistant Boys basketball
Assistant Girls basketball
contact Donald Kraemer at
is seeking a high energy, self-motivated
and professional individual to work as
Home Visitor in rural Perkins County
including Bison and Lemmon. This in-
dividual will be working with ten fam-
ilies (pregnant women, infants and/or
toddlers) in a home-based model.
Strong communication skills, experi-
ence working with families, ability to
work as a team member, and a valid
driver’s license are required. This is a
12 month position. A BS/BA in Early
Childhood or related field is preferred.
An AA degree in Early Childhood, an
Infant/Toddler CDA, or equivalent ex-
perience will be considered. Applicant
should be willing to further educa-
tional experiences. Preference is given
to individuals with Head Start, home
visitation, or relevant experience.
Computer experience is required. We
provide a competitive salary and bene-
fit package. Salary is dependent upon
education and experience. For more
information and an application, please
call 605-723-8837. EOE. Position
open until 6/4/12.
Thank You
A thank you to all for you heartfelt
cards, flowers, thoughts and prayers.
Each family member has expressed
how grateful they are for the memories
of Bev that were expressed and shared.
Thank you to all who attended the
service, a big thank you to the women
of the church for their assistance, deep-
est appreciation to Pastor Harold Dell-
bridge for officiating, Dennis Fernau
for his kind words.
Sincerely, Bev Baxter Family
Page 24 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012
Come in and check out the
tools that are on sale
The NAPA Tool Trailer will be at
Dakota Auto Parts
in Lemmon on June 6th!
Don’t forget
on Father’s Day
Lunch will be served
starting at 11 a.m.
Napa Tool Sale
Brooks Ranch
Registered Yearling Angus Bulls & Heifers
For Sale Private Treaty
Rob & Holly Brooks
5702 163rd Ave SW
Rhame, ND 58651
cell 701-440-8952
The Bison Courier
office will be closed
on May 28th in
observance of
Memorial Day. We ask
that all ads and
copy be into the office
by Friday May 25, for the
May 31 edition.
Thank You
Come and help
Eric & Mindy Arneson
celebrate their marriage.
The couple were married
on May 12, 2012.
The reception will be at the
Bison Bar on
June 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. Its
going to be a fun night
with music and dancing!
Bar management has
accommodated us and
children are very much
welcome so bring the
whole family!
No gi f t s pl eas e, l et your
pres ence be your gi f t!
Hope to see you there!
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