$1.00 (tax included) Number 37 Volume 107 September 13, 2012 By Del Bartels The 10th annual motorcycle and car tour by employees of South Dakota’s electric cooperatives was held Saturday, September 8. This year the 260 plus partici- pants started the morning from Wall, then looped south to arrive in Kadoka for lunch in the West Cen- tral Electric warehouse. Originally the planned route included a northerly loop to Cottonwood, then on to Philip. The Philip stop even had approval from the Philip City Council for S. Center Avenue in Philip to be closed from Pine Street south to Oak Street on Saturday, September 8, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for the South Dakota Rural Electric Charity Ride. According to Joe Connot, mem- ber services for West Central Elec- tric Cooperative based out of Murdo, the route was changed on Thursday, August 23. Because of a temporary fix to the road south of Kadoka, “We will not be going north out of Wall and into Philip, but thru the Badlands, then south of Kadoka,” stated Connot. Whether through Philip, or through the Badlands, or any other part of South Dakota, the reason for the annual ride is to raise funds for the South Dakota rural electric accident victim’s fund. Initially for employees in- jured while working, the fund now also helps employees and their Rural electric motorcycle charity ride families who are suffering non- work related injuries or illnesses, such as cancer, premature births or accidents. The ride has grown in numbers every year since it began in 2003. South Dakota electic co-ops em- ploy almost 1,000 people statewide, with over 180 partici- pating in this year’s ride. To date, more than 70 separate incidences have been awarded funds from this project. Each year the ride covers a dif- ferent geographical area covered by the state’s 28 distribution elec- tric cooperatives. Though other varying fundraising projects are held throughout the year by differ- ent co-ops, this ride produces the largest amount for the fund. The fund was originally estab- lished to assist employees who were injured on the job. While workers compensation covers the employees medical costs, it does not cover travel, food and motel costs of the employee’s family. “Our goal was to assist with these ex- penses. We not only raise money with the ride but we also sell t- shirts and have a live auction of donated items at the conclusion,” stated Karla Steele, South Dakota Rural Electric Association. “Employee safety is a top prior- ity of our cooperatives and fortu- nately work place injuries are rare. We decided to broaden the fund to include natural disasters or seri- ous medical situations experienced by our employees or their immedi- ate family. To date, $69,000 has been donated to help our coopera- tive employees through some very serious issues,” stated Steele. There are approximately 905 co- operative employees throughout the state of South Dakota which forms one large cooperative family. Last year we had 186 participants in the charity ride and this year we anticipate well over 200 driving an assortment of motorcycles and other vehicles. These cooperative employees and directors donate their own time and money to fund the charity and participate in the ride. As the event has grown, it continues to build those friend- ships statewide and provides a sense of “paying it forward.” The recipients of the fund and the peo- ple who participate know they are part of a large family looking out for one another. This year the Line Patrol Char- ity Ride was based out of West River Electric in Wall with West Central Electric and Lacreek Elec- tric assisting. The convoy depared Wall and proceed to Kadoka where the group had lunch and then headed through the Badlands and returned to Wall where a din- ner and auction took place at the Community Center,” stated Steele. Max and Nancy Hauk scuplted an Eagle for the Wall School. The Eagle stands on a perch with wings spread on the north west corner of the school. The Eagle is the mascot for the Wall School and students K - 12 attended the dedication ceremony on Tues- day, September 4. ~Photo Laurie Hindman Wall School dedicates Eagle scuplted by Hauks Golden West Telecommunica- tions Co-op members will be able to elect four representatives to the board of directors at the coopera- tive’s 60th annual meeting on Sat- urday, September 22, in Wall. All members who attend will receive a free noon meal, a registration gift, the opportunity to win door prizes and a chance to win a $500 grand prize. This year, four of Golden West’s 15 board seats are up for election. Three incumbents are running un- opposed, while District V has four challengers vying for the open seat. The District V incumbent, Harold Wyatt, is not running for re-election. Rodney Renner runs unopposed to represent District II for a four-year term. Lee Briggs runs unopposed to represent Dis- trict III for a four-year term. Lyle Jensen, Stewart (Stu) Marty, David Mayer and Lance Russell Golden West Telecom 60th annual meeting Diamond Jubilee to include voting, meal, prizes and entertainment are running for the open seat in District V for a four-year term. Jeff Nielsen runs unopposed to repre- sent District IX for a four-year term. Co-op members may vote in all of the board elections regardless of their district of residence. For the third year, co-op mem- bers will receive their capital credit return checks in the mail prior to the annual meeting. “Due to the cooperative’s strong performance, Golden West’s board of directors approved the return of $4,208,145 in capital credit checks to its members this year,” said General Manager/CEO Denny Law. This capital credit retirement consists of the remaining 1998 al- locations, $1,500,000 for alloca- tions generated in 2011, and an ad- ditional $1,000,000 for allocations generated between 1999 and 2010. The annual meeting schedule begins with registration at 10:30 a.m., with the official business meeting following at 1 p.m. •10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registra- tion at Wall Community Center. Members will receive a gift and a meal ticket. •11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Free ham or hot beef dinner at local restaurants. •1:00 p.m. Business meeting, to include election of directors and re- ports by General Manager/CEO Denny Law and Board President Rod Renner. Entertainment by the Itty Bitty Opry Band. Any member who is disabled and requires special accommoda- tions to have full and equal partic- ipation in the meeting is asked to contact the Golden West business office at (605) 279-2161 or 1-855- 888-7777 prior to the September 22 meeting. by Laurie Hindman Sewer/Lagoon project was dis- cussed at council meeting. Wall City Council approved to proceed with all phases of the $800,000 project. CETEC Engineer Ted Schultz presented the sewer/lagoon plans to the Wall City Council and went on to explain the phases of the proj- ect along with alternate phases. He proposed to increase the 10 inch clay sewer main to a 15 inch main and increase the slope which will take care of the manholes that are failing. Schultz explained that the old pipeline was installed in 1951, and with councils approval the project could go to bid in January 2013. The Waste Water Committee has met and came back with a rec- ommendation for the council. Stan Anderson said, “The committee feels it is important enough to do the entire project using all reserves and the money that is in the Waste Water Fund.” The project will be completed by next fall. Schultz also commented on the Echo Valley water main and utility easement. The contractor will be starting next week and the ease- ment will be 20 feet wide with the water main on the north side. He recommended that the council draw up a document that says the City of Wall owns the water main once it is completed and inspected. He went on to say that all parties should sign a statement of expen- ditures. A motion was made and approved to turn the project over to the Water Committee for ap- proval on the easement and Tan- ner Hancock to get water from the City of Wall. Kevin Kjerstad and Preston Johnson each gave a statement on the airport project. Kjerstad feels that the facility is very important and will keep the Wall Airport a vital airport. He went on to say that the project cost is $400,000 and there is no economic justifica- tion for spending that kind of money but FAA requires this type of building and equipment. Kjer- stad said, “It is the best interest of the City of Wall to move forward with this project and if they don’t it could jeopardize funding for the expansion of the runway.” Johnson informed the council without ex- panding the runway he won’t be able to use the runway. He would have to find another landing strip else where and he would rather stay in Wall and give the city his business. Mayor Dave Hahn re- lated that Rose Engineering rec- ommended they accept the bid from Custom Environment Inc. for the building. The bid came in at $182,000. The city investment will be $4,000. Council approved the bid. Hahn explained only one bid came in for the snow removal equipment but the FAA has now required that the equipment be 60 percent manufactured in the U.S. With the FAAs fiscal year coming to a close September 10, there is not enough time to get the equip- ment out to bids. The city will then be required to contribute five per- cent instead of the two percent. Hahn said, “This is what the air- port really wanted.” Hahn will con- tinue to do research on the matter. The Two Bit Saloon was ap- proved to serve/sell liquor at the Wall Community Center on Sep- tember 7 and 8. Thomas Van Osdal who was em- ployed at the city pool apologized to the council for his behavior and provided them with a check for $138 and volunteered one day of his service to the City of Wall. A motion to forward the lease agreement with the Wall Ambu- lance District to the city attorney for his review was approved. The Finance Committee has met and gone over the 2013 budget. They have made changes to the ex- penditure portion of the budget. Council gave approval for the final reading of Ordinance 12-05. Second reading on Ordinance 12-06; Sign Ordinance was ap- proved. Resolution 12-10; Employee pur- chase from $50 to $200 for local vendors was approved. Council dropped the animal or- dinance (breeding dogs for fight- ing.) The issue of commercial busi- nesses using another commercial business garbage dumpster was discussed. Commercial businesses will be asked to come to the next council meeting to voice any con- cerns they may have. Council tabled complaints on property cleanup not being fair to everyone until the next meeting. Jim Kitterman asked where do we draw the line on ordinances. There are fences that don’t meet code requirements and other is- sues. Public Works Director will look into contacting agencies to help with this concern. Council approved City of Wall, fire department, library and ceme- tery bills. The ambulance bills and the the bill for EMT t-shirts which was $1,615 was also approved. Finance Officer Carolynn Ander- son was approved to attend the property tax workshop in Philip on September 25 and the conference in Pierre, October 2 - 5. Clark recommended to the coun- cil to have Todd Sieler work at the rubble site with his cat instead of using the city loader. Tires for the city loader cost $1,800 while Sieler charges $85 an hour. Clark said, Wall City Council approves sewer/lagoon project “Neighbors feeding Neighbors” First Interstate Bank of Wall sponsored their second annual “Neighbors feeding Neighbors” at the bank on Friday, Septem- ber 7. All donations will be going to the local Meals on Wheels program. First Interstate Great Wall Fund will match portions of the donations. ~Photo Laurie Hindman (continued on page 2) West River Electric hosted the 10th annual “Line Patrol Charity Ride” on Saturday, September 8. The ride drew over 230 participants who must be a cooperative employee, director, supplier or immediate family member of a electric coop. All proceeds were donated to the SDRE Accident Victim Fund. ~Photo Veronica Kusser
September 13, 2012
By Del Bartels The 10th annual motorcycle andcar tour by employees of SouthDakota’s electric cooperatives washeld Saturday, September 8. This year the 260 plus partici-pants started the morning fromWall, then looped south to arrive inKadoka for lunch in the West Cen-tral Electric warehouse. Originallythe planned route included anortherly loop to Cottonwood, thenon to Philip. The Philip stop evenhad approval from the Philip CityCouncil for S. Center Avenue inPhilip to be closed from Pine Streetsouth to Oak Street on Saturday,September 8, from 9:30 to 11:00a.m. for the South Dakota RuralElectric Charity Ride. According to Joe Connot, mem-ber services for West Central Elec-tric Cooperative based out ofMurdo, the route was changed onThursday, August 23. Because of atemporary fix to the road south ofKadoka, “We will not be goingnorth out of Wall and into Philip,but thru the Badlands, then southof Kadoka,” stated Connot. Whether through Philip, orthrough the Badlands, or anyother part of South Dakota, thereason for the annual ride is toraise funds for the South Dakotarural electric accident victim’sfund. Initially for employees in-jured while working, the fund nowalso helps employees and their
Rural electric motorcycle charity ride
families who are suffering non-work related injuries or illnesses,such as cancer, premature birthsor accidents. The ride has grown in numbersevery year since it began in 2003.South Dakota electic co-ops em-ploy almost 1,000 peoplestatewide, with over 180 partici-pating in this year’s ride. To date,more than 70 separate incidenceshave been awarded funds fromthis project. Each year the ride covers a dif-ferent geographical area coveredby the state’s 28 distribution elec-tric cooperatives. Though othervarying fundraising projects areheld throughout the year by differ-ent co-ops, this ride produces thelargest amount for the fund. The fund was originally estab-lished to assist employees whowere injured on the job. Whileworkers compensation covers theemployees medical costs, it doesnot cover travel, food and motelcosts of the employee’s family. “Ourgoal was to assist with these ex-penses. We not only raise moneywith the ride but we also sell t-shirts and have a live auction ofdonated items at the conclusion,”stated Karla Steele, South DakotaRural Electric Association. “Employee safety is a top prior-ity of our cooperatives and fortu-nately work place injuries are rare.We decided to broaden the fund to
include natural disasters or seri-ous medical situations experiencedby our employees or their immedi-ate family. To date, $69,000 hasbeen donated to help our coopera-tive employees through some veryserious issues,” stated Steele. There are approximately 905 co-operative employees throughoutthe state of South Dakota whichforms one large cooperative family.Last year we had 186 participantsin the charity ride and this year weanticipate well over 200 driving anassortment of motorcycles andother vehicles. These cooperativeemployees and directors donatetheir own time and money to fundthe charity and participate in theride. As the event has grown, itcontinues to build those friend-ships statewide and provides asense of “paying it forward.” Therecipients of the fund and the peo-ple who participate know they arepart of a large family looking outfor one another. This year the Line Patrol Char-ity Ride was based out of WestRiver Electric in Wall with WestCentral Electric and Lacreek Elec-tric assisting. The convoy deparedWall and proceed to Kadokawhere the group had lunch andthen headed through the Badlandsand returned to Wall where a din-ner and auction took place at theCommunity Center,” stated Steele.
Max and Nancy Hauk scuplted an Eagle for the Wall School. TheEagle stands on a perch with wings spread on the north westcorner of the school. The Eagle is the mascot for the Wall Schooland students K - 12 attended the dedication ceremony on Tues-day, September 4. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Wall School dedicatesEagle scuplted by Hauks
Golden West Telecommunica-tions Co-op members will be ableto elect four representatives to theboard of directors at the coopera-tive’s 60th annual meeting on Sat-urday, September 22, in Wall. Allmembers who attend will receive afree noon meal, a registration gift,the opportunity to win door prizesand a chance to win a $500 grandprize.
This year, four of Golden West’s15 board seats are up for election.Three incumbents are running un-opposed, while District V has fourchallengers vying for the openseat. The District V incumbent,Harold Wyatt, is not running forre-election. Rodney Renner runsunopposed to represent District IIfor a four-year term. Lee Briggsruns unopposed to represent Dis-trict III for a four-year term. LyleJensen, Stewart (Stu) Marty,David Mayer and Lance Russell
Golden West Telecom 60th annual meetingDiamond Jubilee to include voting, meal, prizes and entertainment
are running for the open seat inDistrict V for a four-year term. JeffNielsen runs unopposed to repre-sent District IX for a four-yearterm.
Co-op members may vote in allof the board elections regardless oftheir district of residence.
For the third year, co-op mem-bers will receive their capitalcredit return checks in the mailprior to the annual meeting.
“Due to the cooperative’s strongperformance, Golden West’s boardof directors approved the return of$4,208,145 in capital credit checksto its members this year,” saidGeneral Manager/CEO DennyLaw. This capital credit retirementconsists of the remaining 1998 al-locations, $1,500,000 for alloca-tions generated in 2011, and an ad-ditional $1,000,000 for allocationsgenerated between 1999 and 2010.
The annual meeting schedule
begins with registration at 10:30a.m., with the official businessmeeting following at 1 p.m.
•10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registra-tion at Wall Community Center.Members will receive a gift and ameal ticket.
•11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Freeham or hot beef dinner at localrestaurants.
•1:00 p.m. Business meeting, toinclude election of directors and re-ports by General Manager/CEODenny Law and Board PresidentRod Renner.
Entertainment by the Itty BittyOpry Band.
Any member who is disabledand requires special accommoda-tions to have full and equal partic-ipation in the meeting is asked tocontact the Golden West businessoffice at (605) 279-2161 or 1-855-888-7777 prior to the September22 meeting.
by Laurie Hindman Sewer/Lagoon project was dis-cussed at council meeting. WallCity Council approved to proceedwith all phases of the $800,000project. CETEC Engineer Ted Schultzpresented the sewer/lagoon plansto the Wall City Council and wenton to explain the phases of the proj-ect along with alternate phases. Heproposed to increase the 10 inchclay sewer main to a 15 inch mainand increase the slope which willtake care of the manholes that arefailing. Schultz explained that theold pipeline was installed in 1951,and with councils approval theproject could go to bid in January2013. The Waste Water Committeehas met and came back with a rec-ommendation for the council. StanAnderson said, “The committeefeels it is important enough to dothe entire project using all reservesand the money that is in the WasteWater Fund.” The project will be
completed by next fall. Schultz also commented on theEcho Valley water main and utilityeasement. The contractor will bestarting next week and the ease-ment will be 20 feet wide with thewater main on the north side. Herecommended that the councildraw up a document that says theCity of Wall owns the water mainonce it is completed and inspected.He went on to say that all partiesshould sign a statement of expen-ditures. A motion was made andapproved to turn the project overto the Water Committee for ap-proval on the easement and Tan-ner Hancock to get water from theCity of Wall. Kevin Kjerstad and PrestonJohnson each gave a statement onthe airport project. Kjerstad feelsthat the facility is very importantand will keep the Wall Airport avital airport. He went on to saythat the project cost is $400,000and there is no economic justifica-
tion for spending that kind ofmoney but FAA requires this typeof building and equipment. Kjer-stad said, “It is the best interest ofthe City of Wall to move forwardwith this project and if they don’tit could jeopardize funding for theexpansion of the runway.” Johnsoninformed the council without ex-panding the runway he won’t beable to use the runway. He wouldhave to find another landing stripelse where and he would ratherstay in Wall and give the city hisbusiness. Mayor Dave Hahn re-lated that Rose Engineering rec-ommended they accept the bidfrom Custom Environment Inc. forthe building. The bid came in at$182,000. The city investment willbe $4,000. Council approved thebid. Hahn explained only one bidcame in for the snow removalequipment but the FAA has nowrequired that the equipment be 60percent manufactured in the U.S.With the FAAs fiscal year comingto a close September 10, there isnot enough time to get the equip-ment out to bids. The city will thenbe required to contribute five per-cent instead of the two percent.Hahn said, “This is what the air-port really wanted.” Hahn will con-tinue to do research on the matter. The Two Bit Saloon was ap-proved to serve/sell liquor at theWall Community Center on Sep-tember 7 and 8. Thomas Van Osdal who was em-ployed at the city pool apologizedto the council for his behavior andprovided them with a check for$138 and volunteered one day ofhis service to the City of Wall. A motion to forward the leaseagreement with the Wall Ambu-lance District to the city attorneyfor his review was approved. The Finance Committee has metand gone over the 2013 budget.They have made changes to the ex-penditure portion of the budget.Council gave approval for the finalreading of Ordinance 12-05. Second reading on Ordinance12-06; Sign Ordinance was ap-proved. Resolution 12-10; Employee pur-chase from $50 to $200 for localvendors was approved. Council dropped the animal or-dinance (breeding dogs for fight-ing.) The issue of commercial busi-nesses using another commercialbusiness garbage dumpster wasdiscussed. Commercial businesseswill be asked to come to the nextcouncil meeting to voice any con-cerns they may have. Council tabled complaints onproperty cleanup not being fair toeveryone until the next meeting. Jim Kitterman asked where dowe draw the line on ordinances.There are fences that don’t meetcode requirements and other is-sues. Public Works Director willlook into contacting agencies tohelp with this concern. Council approved City of Wall,fire department, library and ceme-tery bills. The ambulance bills andthe the bill for EMT t-shirts whichwas $1,615 was also approved. Finance Officer Carolynn Ander-son was approved to attend theproperty tax workshop in Philip onSeptember 25 and the conferencein Pierre, October 2 - 5. Clark recommended to the coun-cil to have Todd Sieler work at therubble site with his cat instead ofusing the city loader. Tires for thecity loader cost $1,800 while Sielercharges $85 an hour. Clark said,
Wall City Council approvessewer/lagoon project
“Neighbors feeding Neighbors”
First Interstate Bank of Wall sponsored their second annual“Neighbors feeding Neighbors” at the bank on Friday, Septem-ber 7. All donations will be going to the local Meals on Wheelsprogram. First Interstate Great Wall Fund will match portions ofthe donations. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
(continued on page 2)
West River Electric hosted the 10th annual “Line Patrol Charity Ride” on Saturday, September 8.The ride drew over 230 participants who must be a cooperative employee, director, supplier orimmediate family member of a electric coop. All proceeds were donated to the SDRE AccidentVictim Fund. ~Photo Veronica Kusser
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South Dakota Stockgrowers As-sociation will hold their 121st An-nual Convention and Trade Showon September 21, 22 and 23. TheSD Cattlewomen will hold theirAnnual Meeting on Friday, Sep-tember 21. Both events will beheld at the Ramkota Convention
Stockgrowers to host 121st annualconvention September 21, 22 and 23
Center in Rapid City, SouthDakota and are open to the public.
Stockgrowers President ShaneKolb said, "This is going to be agreat convention with a very inter-esting lineup of speakers. Our con-vention is open to the public andwe invite everyone to join us for
this event. I'm sure everyone willfind something interesting."
The convention kicks off on Fri-day, September 21 with openingceremonies and a Washington DCupdate from R-CALF CEO BillBullard. Continuing throughoutthe day are meetings and speakersregarding recent changes at theSouth Dakota Brand Board, Ani-mal ID issues, impacts of Oil andGas Development for landowners,discussions of the Beef Check-offprogram, and a presentation bythe Wall FFA Ag Issues Team re-garding Prairie Dog Management.
The SD Cattlewomen will holdtheir Annual Meeting at 9:00 a.m.on Friday morning. Anyone inter-ested in the Cattlewomen's workshould plan to attend this meetingand the Friday luncheon.
The two featured speakers forFriday's agenda include GregHanes of the US Meat Export Fed-eration to talk about changingmarkets in Asia and Japan whereUSMEF is using Check-off dollarsto market USA Beef and Mr.George Chambers, President of R-CALF USA from Georgia, will bethe keynote speaker during Fridaynight's banquet.
On Saturday, the StockgrowersAnimal Health committee willhear from SDSU's Dr. AmandaBlair regarding her Fetal Pro-gramming Studies, and the Fed-eral Lands committee will meet tohear from speakers who have beenimpacted by wilderness designa-tions in counties in Montana.Stockgrowers Lobbyist JeremiahMurphy and Exec Director Silvia
Christen will also lead a discussionabout Stockgrowers Legislativework during the summer and intothe coming 2013 Legislative Ses-sion.
Saturday's luncheon will featureU.S. Congressional Candidates toanswer questions from those in at-tendance and discuss their plansfor Washington DC. US Represen-tative Kristi Noem and her chal-lenger Matt Varilek have bothbeen invited to participate. TheCongressional forum will be fol-lowed with a SDSU icecream socialsponsored by the SDSU WestriverAg Center.
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. will beginthe Stockgrowers Annual member-ship meeting to elect officers andboard members, vote on policychanges and discuss any otherbusiness for the organization.
"Stockgrowers has always beena member driven organization andthis membership meeting is yourchance to participate." Kolb said,"Each of our members has an op-portunity to be a part of directingStockgrowers work in the yearahead."
The Convention will wrap up onSaturday evening with an awardsbanquet, scholarship presentationand a keynote address by SouthDakota Secretary of Agriculture,Walt Bones. The Banquet will befollowed by a live auctionfundraiser to benefit the work ofthe Stockgrowers throughout theyear.
"I'm very proud of the conven-tion agenda for this year. I thinkwe've got some great speakerscoming to share their informationwith us and I'm really looking for-ward to seeing all of our membersand friends in Rapid City for our121st convention," said Kolb.
For a full agenda and details ofthe convention, please visitwww.southdakotastockgrowers.orgor call 342-0429.
Now that the kids are back inschool, the Summer Reading Pro-gram at the Wall Community Li-brary has wrapped up for the year. We are delighted that so manypeople participated in our BookBingo reading contest and wouldlike to draw special attention toAustan Kjerstad, Lexi Kjerstad,Breanna McConnell, and MaceePaulsen. All these kids got aBLACKOUT which means theyread upward of 20 books a piecethis summer. What fabulous read-ers! We are so proud of them! In addition, the library had 247people attend Storytime duringthe months of June, July and Au-gust. We feel that the SummerReading Program was a huge suc-cess; a big thank you to all whocame out and participated. Storytime will continue through-out the year. Stop by the library onFriday mornings at 9:00 a.m. tohear a few stories and participatein a craft project. We always havelots of fun and it is a good opportu-nity for the kids to interact and foradults to relax and connect with
Wall Community Libraryannounces winners in Summer reading program
other caregivers. By popular request, we have de-cided to continue our Book Bingointo the fall and winter. Many peo-ple felt they were so close and justneeded a little bit more time. Sohere you go, finish your BookBingo cards and bring them intothe library for prizes. For those ofyou who don’t have a card, visit thelibrary and we will give you one.Book Bingo is for everyone. Wehave cards for adults and teens, aswell as children. Come challengeyourself! The next Book Club Meetingwill be held on Wednesday, Sep-tember 26 at 6:00 p.m. The verypopular book, The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins, will be up fordiscussion. You’ve seen the movie,now see how the book compares!The Hunger Games is available atthe library in book form and theaudiobook can be downloaded fromthe library’s website throughSouth Dakota Titles-to-go. Comeby and we’ll help you find a copy soyou can participate.
History that happened on Sep-tember 13. 1788: New York City becomes1st capital of US 1883: Hugh Daily, a one-armedpitcher for Cleveland (Forest City),tosses 1-0 no-hitter againstPhiladelphia 1922: 136.4 degrees F (58 de-grees C), El Aziziyah, Libya inshade (world record) 1965: Today Show's first totallycolor broadcast
1977: First TV viewer discretionwarning-Soap 1987: Paul Lynch of GreatBritain does 32,573 push-ups in 24hours 1991: Fifty-five ton concretebeam falls in Montreal's OlympicStadium 2008: Hurricane Ike makeslandfall on the Texas Gulf Coast ofthe United States, causing heavydamage to Galveston Island, Hous-ton and surrounding areas.
What happended on September 13
August 2012, PenningtonCounty Sheriff’s report During the month of August2012, the Pennington County Sher-iff's Office recorded the followingstatistics in and around the com-munity of Wall:
South Dakota Farm Bureauheld its Caucus for Districts 5 and6 in Sturgis at the Pizza Ranchlast Monday evening. Membersfrom counties in these two districtsgathered to discuss important is-sues affecting agriculture at thelocal, state and national levels.The counties in these districts in-clude Bennett, Butte Corson,Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon,Harding, Jackson, Jones, Lawer-ence, Meade, Mellette, Penning-ton, Perkins, Shannon, Todd, andZiebach. Members reflected on the pastFarm Bureau year. They looked atlegislative activities that hadtaken place during the last legisla-tive session. South Dakota FarmBureau worked with other agricul-tural groups, legislators and theDepartment of Revenue to findways to improve the transition toa productivity-based assessmentmethod for agricultural land. Theywere also successful in lobbing thepassage of a bill to clarify thatstraw, corn stover, and bean strawused for livestock bedding is ex-empt from sales and use tax.South Dakota Farm Bureau hasalso been part of a core group ofagricultural leaders and the Boardof Regents to define how muchfunding is necessary for land grantresearch and how to find thosefunds. Josh Geigle, Y F and R co-chairgave a report on the Young Farmerand Rancher committee. Theywere excited this year to haveKristin Vandersnick place in the“Sweet 16” at the American FarmBureau Federation DiscussionMeet. Travis and Renae Gebhartwere runners-up in the AmericanFarm Bureau Federation Achieve-ment Award bringing home a CaseIH tractor. The committee mem-bers have been busy hosting meet-ings in their districts and attend-ing elementary schools to readagricultural related books to the
students. Michael Gebhart and NormanGeigle gave their District Directorreports. South Dakota Farm Bu-reau is very excited to announcethat Wayne Smith is the new Ex-ecutive Director for the Farm Bu-reau. They have also hired BonnieDybedahl as the new RegionalManager. Diane Geigle, District 6Women’s Leadership Team Repre-sentative gave a report on the newagricultural books that have beenselected this year for the accurateag book program. The Women’sLeadership Team has also beenbusy this year with their grain binsafety display, working at the AgDay at the Pavilion, and arrangingfor donating milk weekly alongwith food donation to the RonaldMcDonald House. Nominations were held for up-coming elections that will takeplace at the South Dakota FarmBureau Annual Meeting Novem-ber 15-17th in Spearfish. Membersalso talked about some priority is-sues that can be taken back totheir counties for discussion. Bobbi Williams, PenningtonCounty joined Farm Bureau be-cause “Some friends invited us toa Farm Bureau meeting and afterwe went the first time we werehooked.” When asked on why sheattended the District caucus shereplied “When you are a memberof an organization you should takethe opportunity to be informed andactive.” Josh Geigle, Pennington CountyPresident stated “That being inFarm Bureau is just part of hisfamily. His father was one of SouthDakota first Y F and R members.Farm Bureau is a great well-rounded agricultural organization.It is a grassroot organization,there is no top down decision mak-ing on policy or authority it allstarts with the members at thecounty level.”
S.D. Farm Bureau holdscaucus meeting in Sturgis
“The state requires the city tokeep the rubble site cleaned upand the loader is constantly get-ting flat tires from working there.It would be cheaper to have Sielerdo the work.” Council approved.Clark and Garrett Bryan were ap-proved to attend training in RapidCity. The mayor, finance officer,one council member and Clark
were approved to accept a propanecontract when they become avail-able. Hahn has attended an emer-gency management meeting andpassed along the information tothe council. The next council meeting will beheld on Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30p.m. in the Wall Community Cen-ter meeting room. The meeting was adjourned.
Wall City Council approves sewer/lagoon project
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Black Hills youth football
Number 36 Bridger Amiottewith blocker number 14Cooper McConaghy going infor a touch down.
Number 75 is Burke Blasius with number 3 Stratton Morehartout-running the bears for a touch down.
Black Hills Youth Football WallEagles played against the RapidCity Bears and came away withthree wins for their opening day.The scores were MM 35-7, JPW31-0, and PW 34-0 due to themercy rule. There are three division thisyear with 57 boys playing; the di-visions are the Mitey Mites spon-sored by Wall Drug, Junior PeeWee sponsored by Ken’s Refrigera-tion, and Pee Wee sponsored bythe Wall Subway. The Eagles hadanother sponsor this year, JackLinks Beef Jerky donated moneywhich bought practice jerseys forall the boys. This is the third year for Wall tohave a team in the BHYFL out ofRapid City. Their next game will be playedin Wall on Saturday, September 15starting at 12 p.m. So come outand cheer on the boys.
By Coach KarolPatterson Thursday, August 30 was a roadtrip to Spearfish to run at a newcourse. The course was at EvansPark with Spearfish Creek border-ing the trail with 46 runners in theboys varsity race. Austin Huether came in eighthin a time of 18:36.15. Nathan Patterson was 46th witha clocking of 24:26.36. Kyle Burdick from Rapid CityStevens won the race in 17:11.13.
By Coach Dani Herring The Wall Lady Eagles took ontheir second opponent of the sea-son, Rapid City Christian onThursday, August 30. The girls looked more unifiedand comfortable with our rotationand the younger girls reallystepped up and played well when itcounted. Bailey Lytle had a big game,leading us in service aces and as-sists. Autumn Schulz led us in killswith four and Kim Billings addedthree and a block to the effort. Weare looking forward to our nextgame on Thursday, September 6 inKadoka.Stats: G1 G2 G3 FinalWall: 28 25 25 3
Eagles Junior High football teamthrash Rapid City Christian
Cross Country squad ranat two meets last week
Team points were kept withRapid City Stevens winning itwith 29 points. Cheyenne EagleButte was second, Custer third,Newcastle fourth and Spearfishfifth. There were many A and AAschool runners which makes forgood competition.
The next morning it was off toFaith to compete. Competingagainst 21 other varsity runners,Austin Huether ran an 18:56 to
finish fourth. Nathan Patterson was 21st in23:20. Joey Dupris from Takini wonwith an 18:09. Team standings were Dupreefirst, Rapid City Christian second,Stanley Co. third and Faith fourth. Coach’s Comments: The boys have run at threemeets now and times are gettinglower each time. They are workinghard in this hot weather and wind.
The Wall Eagles Junior High football team played Rapid CityChristian on Thursday, August 30 in Wall. The Eagles came outwith a victory beating RCC 47 - 13. The Wall sixth graders wontheir game which was shorter by a score of 6 - 0.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
By Coach Dani Herring The Wall Eagles Volleyball teamopened their season on Tuesday,August 28, night in Jones County. Returning starters from last yearare: •Setters: Kaitlin Schreiber andBailey Lytle. •Outside Hitter: Autumn Schulz. •Middle Hitter: Kim Billings. •Libero: Tayah Huether. We have added Freshman JosieBlasius and Monica Bielmaier to
Lady Eagles lose first game of season
the starting line up and are look-ing forward to what they can bringto the team. We also have CarleeJohnston, Jennifer Emery, KaileySawvell, Emily Linn and NicoleEisenbraun that complete our var-sity line up as we start the season. Jones County proved to be atough opponent after we won thefirst match of the set. The girlsplayed well in adjusting to a newoffense and new players added intothe mix.
I look forward to what the rest ofthe season will hold. Stats: G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 FinalWall: 25 24 25 16 13 2
Lady Eagle Autumn Schulz is ready to back-up her teammatesduring their first game of the season against Jones County.
~Photo Karlee Barnes
Lady Eagles come home with win over KadokaBy Coach Dani Herring
The Wall Eagles took on an un-beaten Kadoka team on Septem-ber 6th. First I appreciate all the fansmaking the road trip, we had agreat crowd which always helpswhen playing close games. Kadoka came out in the firstgame with a 8-1 lead, before wecame back to within two. It was aclose game where we traded pointsuntil the final two point decision. In game two, Kadoka tried to ex-ploit holes in our coverage, every-one did a really great job of adjust-ing, which is something we havebeen working on in practice. After dropping the third set bythree points, we came back in the
fourth with a convincing 25-13final victory. We are looking forward to ourfirst two home games, Tuesday,September 11th with St. ThomasMore and Thursday, September13th against Faith.Stats: G1 G2 G3 G4 FinalWall: 25 25 22 25 3
By Coach Patterson The Wall CC Invite was held ona beautiful Saturday morning.September 8th, nine schools cameto run at the golf course. With thehelp of many volunteers and schoolstaff it was a fun-filled day. Austin Huether ran varsity andplaced second in 17:08. DanielBurkhalter from Bison won therace in a 16:50. There were 18 run-ners in the race. Winning the meet was Dupreewith 10 points, Philip second with17, Bison third with 23 and fourthwas Faith with 31. Wall did nothave a team entered due to ACTtests and other committments. Alex Tysdal ran JV placing 14thin 20:09 against 22 other runners.JV boys run 4,000M and Varsityboys run 5,000M. Holly Iwan from Philip won thegirls varsity race. Lyman won theteam standings with nine pointsand Philip was second with 12.
Coach’s Comments: It was agreat time hosting a meet here.The Wall Squad did well runningand helping get the course ready togo. Reminder: Wall will host theWGP Conference meet on Wednes-day morning at 9:30 on September19th at the golf course. Parents’ Night for CC will beFriday at half-time of theWall/Kadoka football game on Sep-tember 14th. We are always on therun and loving it!
Pennington County Courant • September 13, 2012 • Page 4Socials
Wall NewsGathered by Frances Poste
Tyler Keyser made a walleyefishing trip from Wisconsin tomeet his mom and dad at LakeOahe. The walleye numbersweren’t high but his friend Jackiecaught a 23 1/2 inch, Kirby caughta 21 1/2 inch and Cleo caught a 11lb. northern. Sister Stacy, Tayahand Lenden Kjerstad met them onSaturday for games and a bonfire. Charlene Kjerstad went toSpearfish on Thursday and was onhand to take her aunt, HazelThompson, to the doctor for acheck-up. She is doing fine afterher hip surgery in June. That af-ternoon, Charlene, Claude andCleo painted their mother’s (BeaRamsey) house. Muriel helped, too. George and Lorna Moore at-tended a family gathering in RapidCity on Sunday to help AudreyHoffman celebrate her birthday. With the “four day” school week,Wall School usually has Friday off,but since they had Labor Day offon Monday, there was school onFriday to make their four days. By the way, congratulations aredue for the Wall School as they re-ceived a National Blue Ribbon Ex-
emplary High Performance SchoolAward for 2011-2012! Way to go! The First Interstate Bank, Wall,held a luncheon on Friday withvery good food. There were a lot ofpeople partaking. The free will of-fering funds go to the Meals Pro-gram in Wall. Friday evening, a baby showerwas held for Shari (Swan) Gannonin the Methodist Church base-ment. Little Aiden Keith Lee Gan-non received all sorts of nicethings. The Senior Citizens (YAH) heldtheir meeting at Prairie Village onMonday, September 10th, with 16people attending. We had takenJuly and August off. Kay Leonardwas hostess. Lyle and Viola Williams andMarvin and Norman Williamsdrove to Cedar Shores at Cham-berlain on Sunday for the SouthDakota Country Music Hall ofFame. There were several new in-ductees, but they knew two ofthem — Stringbean Swenson Her-mosa, and Chip Bradley of Caputa.When they stopped to eat, theysaw Marcine and Dean Pattersonthere, as their son Scott’s band,
“Break Even”, played some — theywere the host band. The benefit for Bart Cheney atthe Golf Course on Sunday was agreat success — golf, food and anauction. Good to hear when thingsgo well. Dave and Linda LaFee, ChuckVan Vleck, Kurth and Sherry De-Land and Gary, Kathy and ShellyStone spent last week camping atLake McConaughy near Ogallala,Neb. The “Easy Readers” Book Clubmet Monday evening, the 10th, at
the home of Claramae White.Linda LaFee was the co-hostess.Not many were in attendance butthat is what happens sometimes. White River came to Wall onMonday to finish the football gamethat had been called off because oflightning. Final score Tigers 40,Wall Eagles 6. Hope Monday was our last HOTday for the season. Saw 104° onthe bank. Tomorrow, Tuesday, is tobe windy and much cooler and willbe nice until Saturday — in the80’s. Have a good week.
Andy Linn and Clyde Arnesonwere Tuesday morning coffeeguests at the Morris Linn resi-dence. The Morris Linn’s attendedthe Wall vs. New Underwood foot-ball game in New Underwood, Fri-day night. Shirrise joined TiffKnuppe and Marsha Pluth for amorning of garage saleing in RapidCity, Friday; on Sunday, Shirrisehosted a stamp party and ClydeArneson was a Sunday eveningguest at the Morris Linns. Mary Kay Wilson ended her sea-sonal term of employment at theWasta Rest Area on Sunday. Philipand Mary Kay join Josh and AmyWolberg of Minneapolis in some-what impatiently awaiting the ar-rival of Baby Wolberg, who as ofpress time had refused to do so. Kenny and Janet Wilson spentSunday, Monday and Tuesdaytoodling through East River SouthDakota. A highlight of the toodle,at least for Kenny, was viewing thegulch across which Jesse James'horse jumped after his failed raidon the bank in Northfield, Minn..This Sunday, Kenny and Janet at-tended Aliah Tschetter's birthdayparty at Canyon Lake Park inRapid City. Everyone is reminded of theWater Meeting with Tanse Her-mann on Wednesday the 19th ofSeptember at 6:30 pm at the ElmSprings Hall/Fire Hall. The kind citizens advise you toride your best horse to a bank rob-bing.
Submitted by Matthew Trask The kind citizens had a ratherquiet week as fall dueled summerfor control of the weather. Carolyn Anders and Twila Traskattended the volleyball tourna-ment in Philip on Saturday, in par-ticular to watch Belle Fourche,who won. Clyde Arneson went to New Un-derwood on Monday to watch theLabor Day Parade with his family.Clyde will reappear later in theESN. Lawrence Burke went to RapidCity on Tuesday and on the wayhome caught the WREA apprecia-tion supper at the CommunityCenter in New Underwood. Clydeand Chase Arneson were Wednes-day morning coffee guests at theLawrence Burke residence andClyde returned Sunday morningfor some more. Ryan and Chrissy Elshere tookCamry to the New UnderwoodLabor Day rodeo to compete in bar-rels, poles, goat tying and calf rid-ing. Larry and Peggy Gravatt trav-eled to the State Fair in Huron,where they accepted an award rec-ognizing the Gravatt ranch asbeing 125 years old. They were theonly West River producers to do so.Byron and Cherry Denke of Wall,visited the Gravatts, Sunday after-noon. Charlotte Wilsey of Rapid City,spent Saturday at the John andJean Linn residence.
Another Monday morning. Yes-terday was chilly and to be com-fortable for outside tea drinking inthe morning, it was sweatshirt,jacket and a “blankie” to be cozy!This morning the sweatshirt suf-ficed so we know what we’ll behaving this afternoon. So we saythank you for the beautiful morn-ing and promise ourselves nowhining this afternoon when it’s90°! Last week, we enjoyed the NewUnderwood parade. It is alwaysfun and no exception this year.Cars, classic and hot rod, horses(working) and horses (riden),horses tall and horses small. Evena very tiny donkey that lookedvery sweet. A nice touch was someGood Samaritan residents partici-pating. Small towns and parades— always fun! Recently we were entertained asneighbor, Melanie Webber and herdog, Ravin were giving a “BorderCollie Show”. Melanie was mowingher lawn and Raven was at herside moving things like leaves,twigs and debris the mower scat-tered — to clear the path for thenext pass? Melanie doesn’t knowRaven’s purpose, but assumes shefeels useful with her job and doingwhat any self respecting BorderCollie would do — work at the jobat hand! Wasta has some turkeys intown, the feathered kind. BenFranklin thought the turkeyshould be our national bird (be-cause they were smarter?) than ea-gles. Had old Ben had his waywhat would we have for Thanks-
giving? I wonder if these guys aresmart enough to stay inside Wastatown limits the next few months.For now, they are amusing towatch. There also seems to be an abun-dance of meadow larks. Coming infor food and water? Carl and Anna Lee Humphreywill celebrate their 65th weddinganniversary this week — the 13th,which is Thursday. Congratula-tions! Jamy and Ray Williams are stillpatiently waiting for baby boy,Maverick, to make his appearance.The due date is the 12th and thedoctor didn’t predict any earlierthan that at last check-up. Jamyand Ray are glad all is well. Hazel Kalkbrenner is sharingher goodies from her garden andwhat a treat that is. Thank you foryour dedicated gardening. There isnothing tastier than truly freshtomatoes! Saturday afternoon, DaytonSkillingstad played his seasonopener in Wall. Dayton is on theWall Eagles Mighty-Mite D.Q.team. He played a good defensivegame and his teammates alsoplayed well. The final score was35-7, Dayton and team of WallMighty Mites on top. Natalie Skillingstad is on thecheerleading squad and is also anenthusiastic cheerleader. Doreen thinks next Saturdaysgame will also be in Wall, but notime set as yet. Faye Bryan and I went to thefundraiser lunch in Wall at theFirst Interstate Bank, Friday. Pro-ceeds went to help the local “Mealson Wheels”. The food was good andit is always fun to see friends atthese functions. Wasta Volunteer fire fightersKendall Kjerstad and Terry Schellresponded to a fire call Sunday atDavid Eisenbraun’s place atCreighton. Sorry for that loss. Mary Lewis is HOME! and it isgood to have her back. She didenjoy her time with son John Gib-son and wife Smeda and theirdaughters, Uma and Suriya. Theweather was beautiful and thetime spent with grandbaby (3+months) and big granddaughter(6+ years) was nearly perfect. Lloyd’s difficulty with inner earinfection and resulting vertigo isimproving somewhat. He still hasan odd little jig he does to regainhis balance in tipsy time. Happy Trails!
The family of Delbert Sebadeinvite you to an Open HouseSunday, September 16, 2012when Delbert turns 95 years young.Please stop ,by 707 Hustead St., Wall, SD,
between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. for a piece of birthday cakeand wish Delbert a Happy Birthday. No gifts please.
Let’s Celebrate!So sorry we will not be having our
Annual Kammerer’s Rushlake Harvest Fest,instead we are going to celebrate 25 years of marriage.Mitch & DeAnna and the boys, Jed & July
would like to have you all join themThursday, September 20, 2012
for a hog roast & fellowship starting at 5:00-?at their home, Rushlake, north of Wall
Bring your dancing shoes!
We are still feeling the summertemperature, hopefully some cooldown. The Therapy Dept. took resi-dents to the Journey Museum andthan ate out. Bob Grimm and Joe Bullwerekentertained our residents with oldtime music, and we also did a sing-a-long. Rev. Curtis Garland from theWall and Creighton church, heldworship service and communion.Alma Crosbie led our hymn sing. On Labor Day, residentswatched the parade and were able
to be outside. The Therapy Dept.took residents and they partici-pated in the parade and threw outcandy on Labor Day. Rev. Lloyd Edwards held wor-ship service and Marti Aus led ourhymn sing. Friday afternoon, MargaretLarsen and Joyce Wolken cameand played cards with residentsand we also played a dominoesgame. Father Wm. Zandri held Masson Wednesday. with Kenny Karphelping. Until next time…May God bless.
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Several years ago, I rememberquite clearly that there was this lit-tle thing left undone in my life.Since it was such a little thing I ba-sically let it go, and time passed.Suddenly this issue surfaced again,this time just a tad bit bigger of aproblem, and as before, I put it off.Time passed. A couple of months later, by thetime it reared it's ugly head again,it was a monster. It ended up cost-ing me huge amounts of money andan incredible amount of time. Itcaused embarrassment and was avery painful experience for me. Italso taught me something-a lessonthat has lasted me many yearsnow. (Sometimes I just have tolearn lessons the hard way, Iguess.) This one I have learnedwell. Do not put things off! Today, my battle cry is "Take Ac-tion Now!" Putting things off untillater is a bad habit that most of ushave fallen into at one time or an-other. How about you? Are you a
procrastinator, putting off until to-morrow, things you should be doingtoday? Heed these words and takeaction on something in your lifethat you have been putting off andbegin to cultivate a new habit inyour life. I encourage you to make a list ofall the projects that you havestarted but not finished-all the "todo's" that have been hanging overyour head, all those little thingsthat have become huge-and priori-tize them. Face up to those thingsyou've been putting off and admitthat you have been procrastinat-ing, and then take action. You'll see that the battle is al-ready half won! And what benefitsyou'll reap-less negative stress, afeeling of being productive, a senseof pride, savings of money, time, en-ergy, and hassles, and probably anoverwhelming desire to tackle thenext item on your list. Rememberthe battle cry: Take Action Now!
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Scenic Community ChurchPastor Ken Toews
Services - 2nd and 4th Sundays9:00 a.m.; Sept. through May.
First Baptist ChurchNew Underwood
Pastor James HarbertBible Study, 9:00 a.m.;
Sunday Services, 10:00 a.m.
Wall United Methodist ChurchPastor Darwin Kopfmann • 279-2359
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.Wasta
Services Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
New Underwood Community Church Pastor Wes WilemanSunday School 9 a.m.;
Adult & Children Service 10 a.m.;Youth Fellowship: Wed. 7 - 8:30 p.m.
St. John's Catholic ChurchNew Underwood
Father William ZandriMass: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.;Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at
Good Samaritan Nursing Home;Reconciliation before Sun. Mass
First Evangelical Lutheran ChurchWall
Pastor Curtis GarlandSunday Service, 9 a.m.
Emmanuel Lutheran ChurchCreighton
Services 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church • WallRev. Leo Hausmann
Masses: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.Weekdays refer to Bulletin
St. Margaret Church • LakesideMass: Saturday 7 p.m. even number months or
Sunday 10 a.m. odd number months
Holy Rosary Church • InteriorMass: Saturday 7 p.m. odd number months or
Sunday 10 a.m. even number months
By Pastor CorneliusR. Stam
The presidential primar-ies are now in full swing,with nearly all the candi-dates talking confidentlyabout winning, but it haslong been a question justhow much these primariesmean. Some, indeed, havestarted by winning in the pri-maries and have gone on tobecome president. But oth-ers have done well in theprimaries, yet have nevereven come close to beingnominated by their own par-ties.
It’s something like thiswith faith. The primaries arelike mental assent, or intel-lectual faith. Before a per-son can be saved he must,of course, know about sinand salvation and must givemental assent to what theBible says about thesethings. He must agree thatChrist died for man’s sins.
But while intellectual faithis a good start, it is notenough to save you. Youmust go on from there totrust yourself to Christ, whodied for our sins (I Cor.15:3), otherwise your intel-lectual faith has done you
no good.God wants our heart trust;
it is this kind of faith thathonors Him, and it is thiskind of faith that saves. InRomans 10:9-13 He says:
“If thou shalt confess withthy mouth the Lord Jesus,and shalt believe in thineheart that God hath raisedHim from the dead, thoushalt be saved. For with theheart man believeth untorighteousness; and with themouth confession is madeunto salvation. For theScripture saith: Whosoeverbelieveth on Him shall notbe ashamed… For whoso-ever shall call upon thename of the Lord shall besaved.”
If Christ is not a risen, liv-ing Savior, He is no saviorat all. We must believe thisin our hearts if we are to callupon Him for salvation.
Thank God that “Heshowed Himself alive, afterHis passion, by many infal-lible proofs” (Acts 1:3) andthat millions have indeedfound the peace and joy ofsins forgiven through faith inthe Lord Jesus Christ andHis redemptive work at Cal-vary.
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80 years ago…Ivan H. Crown and Rachel Eve-
lyn Anderson were married Satur-day, September 3rd at theMethodist Parsonage, Rev. Dou-glas officiating. The groom is a sonof Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Crown andwas born and has lived all of hislife on a farm seven miles north ofWall. The bride is a daughter ofMr. and Mrs. Jacob Anderson, alsohaving lived a number of years inthis community and is a charmingand gifted young woman.
On Tuesday morning, September6th, 60 students registered forschool at Wall High School. A num-ber of students are staying out fora week or two to finish the fallwork at home. When these stu-dents arrive on the scene the en-rollment will be increased appre-ciably. Fifteen Seniors, 22 Juniors,12 Sophomores and 11 Freshmencompose this year’s enrollment.
The City of Wall have completedthe installation of a new 20 horsepower engine and two inch pumpfor their water system. This pumphas a capacity of 110 gallons aminute under 80 pounds pressure.This will furnish enough water tosupply two fire hoses at the sametime. There is plenty of water inthe dam to last one and one-halfyears. There is between 30,000 and40,000 gallons pumped each day.
70 years ago… Little Frankie Johnston was se-verely injured Sunday when a coltkicked the boy, causing a com-pound fracture of the lower jaw.Following treatment at the Wallhospital by Dr. Mills, he was takento Rapid City to have a dentistmake a suitable brace. He is ex-pected to have to wear this braceseveral weeks. Harvey Stone has purchased thedray line from Bill Lovett, andstarted working Thursday morn-ing. He plans to open an office onMain Street and combine it with aradio repair shop, as soon as he canfind a suitable location. Bobby Bielmaier, young son ofJohn Bielmaier’s, luckily was notseriously injured when he got inthe way of the tractor and had theback wheel run over his hips. Out-side of a little stiffness, the boy wasunharmed. 60 years ago… Miss Judith Printz, daughter ofMr. and Mrs. Oscar Printz of ElmSprings, was united in marriage toDennis Leo Foster, son of Mr. andMrs. Leo Foster of Wall, at thePresbyterian Manse of Rapid City,Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. RewWalz officiating with a double ringceremony. They were attended byGladwin Paulsen and MissDorothy Huether. The groom is agraduate of the Wall high schooland attended a year at the StateCollege at Brookings. He is en-gaged in farming and ranching.The bride, since graduating fromthe Underwood high school in1950, has been employed in Wall. Eleven seniors are among the 31students who enrolled in Interiorhigh school, last week. Registeredin the other high school classeswere six juniors, six sophomoresand eight freshmen. Faculty mem-bers are headed by Supt. P. M.Nebbelink, who teaches all coursesin English; William Taft teachestyping, Am. Government and di-rects band and voice; Coach Cuf-faro teaches general science, andmathematics. Earl Enders is jani-tor and Mrs. Amy Hamm is cook.Mrs. Earl Leiby has 26 students inthe primary room — eight in thefirst grade, four in the second,seven in the third and seven in thefourth. Mrs. Rolla Burkholder has27 pupils — 14 in the fifth grade,one in the sixth, six in the seventhand six in the eighth. About two a.m. Saturday morn-ing the fire siren got out a numberof Wall’s ambitious firemen to fighta prairie fire at the Dick Plashertplace west of Wall. It had beenstarted by lightning. A rain showerwhich accompanied the thunderstorm put out the fire withoutmuch help from the firemen. 50 years ago… Miss Arla Carmichael, who grad-uated from the Methodist School ofNursing at Mitchell, last June, hasreceived notification that shepassed the State Board of Nursing.She is now employed at the hospi-tal in Lewiston, Mont. Miss Marcine Elaine Marquardt,Venango, Neb., and Dean Patter-son of Wall, were united in a dou-ble ring ceremony on August 26 inthe St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ofVenango, with Rev. A. H. Mette of-ficiating. The bride is the daughterof Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mar-quardt of Venango and the groomis the son of Mr. and Mrs. MerrittPatterson of Wall. BIRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs.Dick Kjerstad, a son, September 7,at Rapid City.
40 years ago… The Wall Elementary School sys-tem enrollment after the first fullweek of school totals 286. The HighSchool enrollment of 201 has 53seniors, 42 juniors, 55 sophomoresand 51 freshmen.
The Wall Eagles football teamwent down to defeat Friday nightin their first home game of the sea-son to Ft. Pierre, 26-0. For the eleven teacher positionsopen in the Wall School system, theadministrative offices had toprocess 498 applicants. The area ofPhysical Education provided 61applicants, whereas English wassecond in line with 40. Applicationswere received from almost everystate in the United State and someforeign countries. Burglars escaped with approxi-mately 1,000 capsules and tabletsof hard narcotic drugs from thepharmacy department at WallDrug, Wednesday evening. Author-ities said the thieves struck duringstore hours, taking advantage ofan opportunity presented when thedepartment was temporarily unoc-cupied by store personnel. The bur-glars used a screw driver to pryopen a locked drawer in which nar-cotics are kept. Stolen were mor-phine and cocaine derivatives,codein compounds and otherdrugs, and apparently the thieveswere selective in what they took,according to the PenningtonCounty Sheriff ’s office. BIRTH: Born to Mr and Mrs.Paul Paulsen, a son, August 27 atRapid City. Grandparents are Mr.and Mrs. Leon Klapperich and Mr.and Mrs. Delbert Paulsen. Great-grandmothers are Mrs. VivienSmoot and Mrs. Vernie Paulsen.
30 years ago… BIRTH: Born September 14, ason, Blake Edward, to Van andCathy Simpfenderfer at Rapid CityRegional Hospital. Young MasterBlake weighed in at 7 lbs. 13 ozs.His proud grandparents are Lolaand the late Robert Simpfenderferof Wall, and Jim and Ruth Et-zkorn, Parkville, Mo. Julia Hall,Rapid City, is his great-grand-mother. The Wall Eagles girls basketballteam continued their winningstreak last week by beating Ben-nett County and Kyle. The girls de-feated Bennett County here, lastTuesday night, by the score of 45-38. Thursday night, Wall traveledto Kyle and beat the varsity team,50-42. Wall’s football record stands at1-2 after a 39-12 loss to LymanCounty at home last weekend.Wall’s two scores came on a oneyard sneak and a three yard run byquarterback Marty Huether.
20 years ago… The Sacred Heart CatholicChurch in Yankton, S.D., was thesetting for the August 1, 1992 wed-ding of Barbara Childress, Alvord,Iowa, and Sam Geigle, Wall, Fa-ther Jim Englert officiated. The
bride graduated from USD Vermil-lion and is a fourth grade teacherat Tripp-Delmont School. Thegroom attended USD Vermillionand is employed at the FederalPrison Camp in Yankton. On Friday evening, September4, the Wall Eagles football teamtraveled to Bison for the openinggame of the new season. The Ea-gles came out on top of the contestby a score of 48-6. The Wall City Park received anew look. Mickey and MinnieMouse cheerfully welcome visitorsto the southend of the City Park,and a new sandbox with a back-drop of disney characters sits neara sheltered picnic area. The instal-lation of these new items were partof the Park’s face-lift this summerand were constructed by JuanitaSchroeder and a group of studentsentering their Junior year this fall.
10 years ago… With no warning, extremelyhigh winds and rain hit Wall, Sat-urday, causing numerous damageto the area. Saturday afternoonwas a peaceful one until 9:00 p.m.when a storm from out of no wherehit. The storm only lasted a briefperiod of time, but managed tocause power failure to the townand damage as well. Buildings andbuilding projects were destroyed,trees were blown down, houses suf-fered weather damage and fenceswere blown over. Luckily no onewas reported hurt during thestorm. Wall won big in their seasonopener against Rapid City Chris-tian, last Friday night in RapidCity. The game ended on the 45point mercy rule with a few min-utes left in the third quarter. Thefinal score was 50-0. The Eagle volleyball team par-ticipated in the White River trian-gular on Saturday, August 31. TheEagles split their games with onewin and one loss. Wall won big inthe St. Francis game with a scoreof 25-10 in the first match, 25-6 inthe second match, and with a scoreof 25-12 in the final match. Walllost a close match with WhiteRiver. All three matches endedwith the score of 20-25. The girls’volleyball team had an excitingand close win over Jones County,September 3. The Eagles ended thefirst match with a score of 25-23,the second match 25-19 and thefinal match 25-20. Wall’s volleyballteam improved their record to 3-1with their win over Rapid CityChristian, September 5. Wall wonthe first two matches with thescores of 25-23 and 25-17. RCChristian came back in the thirdmatch to win it 22-25, but in thefourth the Eagles took charge andwon 25-11.
The Looking Glass of Time
The children ofWilliam R. & Sylvia Davis Stone
are pleased to announce the celebration of thecouple's 70th wedding anniversary this fall.
They were married on September 9, 1942 in Rapid City, S.D.,
and are the proud parents of five children: William Jr. (Louise),
John (Linda), Susan (Paul), Guy (Peggy), and David (Virginia);
the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren. After many years of
ranching on the Cheyenne River at Pedro, S.D.,
the couple now resides in Rapid City, S.D.
A card party is planned.Please send cards to:
3855 S. Cambell St. Lot 67,Rapid City, SD 57701.
The family of
Roy & Dorothy Hamannrequests a Card Shower in honor of their
72nd Wedding AnniversarySeptember 17, 2012
Cards may be mailed to:PO Box 6, Wall, SD 57790
FINANCIAL FOCUSINVEST EARLy - AND
WISELy - FOR COLLEGE
School is back in session. If youhave school-age children, you’reprobably busy getting them accli-mated to another year of hittingthe books. But the school years goby quickly, so it won’t be long be-fore your kids are ready to head offto college. Will you be financiallyprepared to help them? It’s certainly a challenge, espe-cially given rising costs of highereducation. Consider these figuresfrom the College Board: For the2011-2012 school year, the averagecost (including tuition, fees, roomand board) was $17,131 per yearfor an in-state student attending apublic, four-year college or univer-sity. For a student attending a pri-vate four-year school, the compa-rable average cost was $38,589 an-nually. And these numbers arelikely to increase in the yearsahead. So, what can you do to help meetthe high costs of higher education?For starters, you need to save andinvest — early and often. Andyou’ll also want to choose invest-ments that are particularly wellsuited for college. Here are a fewsuggestions: •529 plan — When you invest ina 529 plan, all withdrawals will be
free from federal income taxes, aslong as the money is used for aqualified college expense for yourchild, or even your grandchild.(However, non-qualified with-drawals may be subject to federal,state and penalty taxes.) Contribu-tion limits are quite high so, in alllikelihood, you’ll be able to put asmuch as you want into a 529 plan;although you generally can’t ex-ceed the annual gift tax exclusion,which is $13,000 per beneficiary in2012. Furthermore, if you partici-pate in your own state’s 529 plan,your contributions may be tax de-ductible on your state taxes. •Coverdell Education SavingsAccount — Depending on your in-come level, you can contribute upto $2,000 annually to a CoverdellEducation Savings Account (ESA)in 2012. Your Coverdell earningsand withdrawals will be tax-free,provided you use the money forqualified education expenses. (Anynon-education withdrawals from aCoverdell ESA may be subject to a10 percent penalty.) Unlike a 529Plan, in addition to college ex-penses, Coverdell funds can beused for kindergarten through
12th grade expenses and you canplace Coverdell ESA contributionsinto virtually any investment youchoose - stocks, bonds, certificatesof deposit, etc. •Zero coupon bonds — A zerocoupon bond is priced at a discountto its principal or face value. Youreceive the principal value whenthe bond matures. So, you couldpurchase a zero coupon bond thatmatures in the year your child isready to go to college. Althoughyou won’t receive regular interestpayments throughout the life ofthe zero coupon bond, you’ll still beliable for the taxes on this interest.So, before purchasing a zerocoupon bond, consult with your taxadvisor. These investments have provenpopular among many parents andgrandparents. However, you’llneed to consult with your financialadvisor to determine which col-lege-savings vehicles are appropri-ate for your needs. But don’t waittoo long — because, before youknow it, today’s grade-schoolerswill be packing for their collegedorms.
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AUTOMOTIVEFOR SALE: 2002 Ford RangerExt. Cab 4x4, 110K miles, 4.0LV-6, very good shape. Call 859-2354 after 5 p.m. PR2-2tc
BUSINESS & SERVICESROUGH COUNTRY SPRAYING:Specializing in controllingCanada thistle on rangeland.ATV application. ALSO: prairiedogs. Call Bill at 669-2298. PR41-23tp
HILDEBRAND STEEL & CON-CRETE: ALL types of concretework. Rich, Colleen and HavenHildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877-867-4185; Office: 837-2621;Rich, cell: 431-2226; Haven,cell: 490-2926; Jerry, cell: 488-0291. K36-tfn
TETON RIVER TRENCHING:For all your rural water hook-ups, waterline and tank instal-lation and any kind of backhoework, call Jon Jones, 843-2888,Midland. PR20-52tp
BACKHOE AND TRENCHING:Peters Excavation, Inc. Excava-tion work of all types. Call BrentPeters, 837-2945 or 381-5568(cell). K3-tfn
GRAVEL: Screened or rock. CallO'Connell Construction Inc.,859-2020, Philip. P51-tfn
WEST RIVER EXCAVATIONwill do all types of trenching,ditching and directional boringwork. See Craig, Diana, Saun-tee or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD,or call 837-2690. Craig cell:390-8087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604; [email protected] K50-tfn
FARM & RANCHTRAILER TIRES FOR SALE:Get ready for fall hauling! 12-ply, 235/85/16R. $155mounted (limited quantitiesavailable). Les’ Body Shop, 859-2744, Philip. P40-tfn
FOR SALE: 4895 swather, 535JD baler. Call (cell) 488-0147. P40-2tp
FOR SALE: 250 acres of stand-ing corn, to be baled or cut forsilage. Milesville, SD. Call 859-2943 or 685-5157. P36-tfn
GARAGE SALESHUGE DOWNSIZING YARDSALE: Sept. 14-15, 9am-5pm,201 Jackson Ave., Murdo. (2)retiring teachers’ wardrobes:women’s tall sz 10-14, men’sshirts, XL-XXL, new Cricut ma-chine, Oreck carpet shampooer,small appliances, lots of fabric,like-new Sears embroidery ma-chine and lots more. P40-1tp
RUMMAGE SALE: Sept. 15, 9a.m. to 2 p.m., 210 S. Auto,Philip, Gartner’s shop east ofMidwest Co-op. Baby clothes,girls 0-5T, grain & bale mois-ture testers, blankets, misc.kitchen items, some furniture,home décor, much more by saleday. P38-3tc
HELP WANTEDNEEDED: Young, strong personto help me with some yardwork. Call Virginia Wolden,Philip, 859-2900. PR2-2tc
HELP WANTED: Full-time &part-time at Rock ’N Roll Lanes,Philip. Call 859-2430 for moreinformation. P39-tfn
PART-TIME FALL HELPWANTED at the Wall GolfCourse. Call Stan at 381-2861. WP51-tfn
MISC. FOR SALEFOR SALE: 10x12 two-storystorage shed, insulated, withbench and shelving, $1,900.Call Jeremy at 685-4085. PR2-2tc
FOR SALE: Several nice usedrefrigerators. Del’s, I-90 Exit 63,Box Eldder. 390-9810. P38-4tp
FOR SALE: Rope horse halterswith 10’ lead rope, $15 each.Call 685-3317 or 837-2917. K44-tfn
REAL ESTATE2-BEDROOM HOUSE FORSALE IN WALL: New steel roof,new carpet, freshly painted,fenced-in backyard, wood stove,central air and lots of shade!Call 515-3496 for more details. PW39-2tp
HOUSE FOR SALE IN PHILIP:Make an offer! 2 bedrooms, 1bath, dining room, appliances,fenced back yard. 859-2483 or859-3095 or leave messge. PR52-tfn
APARTMENTS: Spacious onebedroom units, all utilities in-cluded. Young or old. Needrental assistance or not, we canhouse you. Just call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby andpick up an application. GatewayApartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
RECREATIONFOR SALE: 1997 Polaris ATV,6x6, rebuilt engine, new chainsand sprockets, with plow andwench, $4,700. Call JeremyNoteboom, 685-4085. PR2-2tc
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TILLAGE RADISH? COVERCROPS? Planting in the fall?Save your topsoil and retainnutrients by planting covercrops now. Call Caleb Svartoienwith questions 1-(800)-488-0605.
LAND AUCTION: 5,055+/-Acres, Stanley County, Crop-land, CRP and Grassland, 11miles north of Hayes, SD, Octo-ber 3rd, 2012. Call DakotaProperties, Todd Schuetzle,Auctioneer, 605-280-3115,www.DakotaProperties.com.
CONTRACT SALESPERSONSsell aerial photography offarms, commission basis,$7 ,000 -$10 ,000/mon th .Proven product and earnings,Travel required. More info atmsphotosd.com or call 605-882-3566.
CONVERT YOUR GOLD, SIL-VER, platinum into cash. Topprice paid, 24 hr turn aroundfor mail in. SD owned business.Visit www.midwestgold-silver.com for instructions or call 605260 4653.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR - HAR-RISBURG,SD: BA Degree re-quired; Salary up to$80,000.00 - Job Descriptionavailable at www.harrisburgsd.gov. Submit resume to [email protected]. Dead-line to apply is 09/18/2012.
LEADER PRINTING IS LOOK-ING for a full-time press opera-tor in our web printing opera-tion. Experienced preferred butwilling to train the right candi-date. Applications can be sentto [email protected].
NOW HIRING: Full time me-chanic and full time parts man-ager. Pollock Implement, Pol-lock SD. Call Dale or Denise at605-889-2435. Competitivewages in good hunting/fishingarea.
FT PHYSICAL THERAPIST andFT Rehab Manager. Responsi-ble for treating inpatients,swing-bed and out-patients.Competitive compensation,benefits and professionalgrowth in a caring working en-vironment. Avera Hand CountyMemorial Hospital, Miller, SD.605.853.0300 or www.Avera-Jobs.org.
M O B R I D G E - P O L L O C KSCHOOL DISTRICT seeksKindergarten teacher and full-time paraprofessional. Ques-tions? Call 605-845-9204.Send application to: Tim Fred-erick; 1107 1st Ave E; Mo-bridge, SD 57601. EOE.
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ding anniversary cards, ourfriends, family, neighbors andrelatives who traveled so far tocelebrate with us. It was greatto see so many people enjoydancing and listening to theBreak Even band. A specialthank you to the band, and ourfamily Scott, Kevin and Dianaand their children, Dillan andDelaney Patterson.
Dean & Marcine Patterson
A heartfelt thank you toeveryone for the phone calls,cards, gifts and for attendingmy 75th birthday party. Havingso many friends and familyhelping me celebrate makesgrowing older a true joy. Godbless you all.
A very heartfelt THANK YOUto the Wasta, Wall, New Under-wood and Elm Springs fire de-partments for responding to ourbaler fire. What a relief to seeyou on the scene! You quicklystopped what could have beena very bad situation.
The Board of Education of the WallSchool District #51-5 met in regular ses-sion on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, in theLibrary of Wall School. Members present:Chairperson Eisenbraun, Vice-Chairper-son Johnson, Members Cordes, Ander-son, Williams, Bielmaier, and Trask. Alsoattending were Superintendent Rieck-man, Elementary Principal Sykora, Busi-ness Manager Mohr, Jan Schaefer, KarolPatterson, Kent Anderson, Tim Eisen-braun, Pandi Pittman, and Laurie Hind-man. Chairperson Eisenbraun called themeeting to order at 8:00 p.m.
All action taken in the following minutescarried by unanimous vote unless other-wise stated.
Business Manager Mohr took a roll call ofthe board members. All members werepresent.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Chairperson Eisenbraun noted there wasan addition to the consent agenda as fol-lows: Approve staff contract for LonnyJensen, Custodian - $10.50 per hour andcontract addendum for Rachel Mc-Conaghy in the amount of $500.00, laneM+12 to M+30. There was also an addi-tion of item 5b to the agenda to discussthe district report card results.
4716. Trask moved to approve theagenda. Seconded by Anderson. Motioncarried.
4717. Johnson moved to approve theconsent agenda with changes as follows:Seconded by Cordes. Motion carried.
•Approve minutes of July 12, 2012board meeting. •Approve August claims. •Approve addendum for Kent Ander-son to add Activities/Athletic Director tohis contract in the amount of $3,560.00and to move to lane B+24 Step 16 due tocompletion of 1 credit for an increase of$1,500.00. •Approve addendum for David Ermishto remove Activities/Athletic Director fromhis contract and decrease salary by$3,060.00 and to add Assistant MiddleSchool Boys Basketball to his contract inthe amount of $1,284.00. •Approve resignation request fromJackie Roseth, WASP assistant, with re-gret. •Approve staff contract for LonnyJensen, Custodian - $10.50 per hour. •Approve addendum for Rachel Mc-Conaghy to move from lane M+12 toM+30 for an increase of $500.00.
BUILDING CENTER, SUPPLIES,425.71; WARNE CHEMICAL & EQUIP-MENT CO., LAWN CARE, 1,622.00;WEST RIVER ELECTRIC COOP., ELEC-TRICITY, 6,023.77; WRIGHT EXPRESSFSC, GAS, 72.99. FUND TOTAL: 64,932.00
CAPITAL OUTLAYDAKOTA LETTERING, FOOTBALL SUP-PLIES DOWN MARKER, 167.95; FIRSTINTERSTATE BANK, TI-84 CALCULA-TORS, SUPPLIES/LIGHTING, 2,181.47;FIRST NAT'L BANK - SIOUX FALLS,C.O. CERT PYMT, 89,898.75; FOSHEIMFLOORING INSTALLATION, CARPETINSTALLATION, 629.80; HARLOW'SBUS SALES, INC., 2013 BUS, 82,561.00;M-F ATHLETIC COMPANY, STARTINGBLOCK & CART, 949.00; MENARDS, 6'UTLITY/BANQUET TABLES, 349.90;SCHOOL SPECIALTY SUPPLY,DESKS/LUNCH TABLES/CARPET,7,343.11; UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC SERV-ICE, FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT, 285.00;WALL BUILDING CENTER, WINDOWAIR COND 12000BTU, 329.99; WESTMUSIC, ELEMENTARY MUSIC SUP-PLIES, 2,220.73; WILLSON'S TREESERVICE, PH TREE REMOVAL,3,740.00. FUND TOTAL: 190,656.70
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDBEYOND PLAY, LLC, SPECIAL ED SUP-PLIES, 151.11; CHILD & ADULT NUTRI-TION SERVICES, CHILDREN'S CARESERVICES, 8,491.50; CHILDREN'SCARE HOSPITAL, SERVICES, 174.00;EXPANDING EXPRESSION, SUPPLIES,259.60; FIRST INTERSTATE BANK,SUPPLIES, 129.86; PHILLIPS66,CONOCO, 76, GAS, 78.53. FUND TOTAL: 9,284.60
FOOD SERVICE FUNDCITY OF WALL, WATER, 39.95;CUSTIS, DAVE, LUNCH REFUND,52.80; GOLDEN WEST TELEPHONECOOP., KITCHEN PHONE, 59.47; MC-GRIFF, SHELLY, LUNCH REFUND,17.00; SHULL, ROY OR DAWN, LUNCHREFUND, 25.40; WEST RIVER ELEC-TRIC COOP., KITCHEN ELECTRICITY,669.31; ZELFER, BRANDON OR JES-SICA, LUNCH REFUND, 25.10. FUND TOTAL: 889.03
WALL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMCLASSROOM DIRECT, SUPPLIES,91.77; EASTERN PENNINGTON CO.TRANSIT, WASP POOL TRANSPORTA-TION, 340.00; MINDWARE, WASP SUP-PLIES, 49.45; RED ROCK RESTAU-RANT, WASP PIZZA, 21.90; SAM'SCLUB, GROCERIES, 711.80; TRUSTAND AGENCY, GROCERIES, 323.16;WALL BUILDING CENTER, SUPPLIES,37.43; WALL FOOD CENTER, GRO-CERIES, 674.19.
FUND TOTAL: 2,249.70 CHECKING ACCOUNT TOTAL:268,012.03
Elementary Principal Sykora guided theboard through some of the district reportcard results. Our District has done verywell compared to the State average/ex-pectations. The results can be found onthe South Dakota Department of Educa-tion website.
Next, Business Manager Mohr discussedrental of the school bus with the board. Acommunity member had requested thistopic be discussed. After a brief discus-sion it was determined that Superintend-ent Rieckman will make decisions regard-ing use of the school bus.
Elementary Principal Sykora informed theboard that he is waiting on final informa-tion from area counselors before finishingthe District’s Crisis Plan.
Business Manager Mohr informed theboard that the auditors began their auditof FY12 today. They will continue tomor-row and finish up on Friday if needed.Over the next month Mohr will work backand forth with the auditors on the financialstatements that will then be submitted tothe Department of Legislative Audit for re-view and approval. Mohr then referredthe board to a handout showing a historyof the general fund and fielded questionsabout the proposed budget.
Next, Mohr asked the Board for approvalto enroll the District in the SDRS SpecialPay Plan. This plan would allow/requireretirement payments to be made into thisplan for the retirees to control after retire-ment.
4718. Anderson moved to approve en-rolling the District in the Special Pay Planwith SDRS beginning with FY13. Sec-onded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Mohr briefly explained the costs of com-
bining the District’s election with theCounty. There was also discussion onthe number of polling places for schoolelections.
The next item on the agenda was the 7-12 Principal/Superintendent’s Report.Rieckman asked the Board to approve anopen enrollment application and a homeschool application.
4719. Johnson moved to approvehome school applications #19.2 and#19.3. Seconded by Cordes. Motion car-ried.
4720. Johnson moved to approve openenrollment application for Sterling Ellens.Seconded by Bielmaier. Motion carried.
The third reading was held for the Edu-cating Homeless Children Policy.
4721. Anderson moved to approve theEducating Homeless Children Policy.Seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Next, Rieckman referred the board to thecross country rules which they receivedprior to the meeting. Coach Pattersonwas available for questions.
4722. Johnson moved to approve the2012-2013 Cross Country rules. Sec-onded by Cordes. Motion carried.
There was discussion on the cross coun-try schedule and how many meets are onschool days. Williams asks that the ad-ministration, athletic director, and coachwork on changing school day meets tonon school days when possible.
Rieckman informed the board that thegymnastics team would like to practice inthe community center for most of theirseason so their equipment can be left upafter practice. The gymnastics parentgroup has raised the money to pay for it.There was a consensus by the board to
allow the gymnastics team to practice in
the community center.
A project update was given by Rieckman.The Big White project is still waiting onsiding, but the cement porch has been fin-ished. An air conditioner has also beenput in the wall. The electrical work for theexhaust fans has been finished in theboys locker room at the Power House.
There was a brief discussion on the pos-sibility of planting trees on school prop-erty.
Rieckman noted that he had set up ameeting with Lunchtime Solutions to dis-cuss what their company offers.
Next, volunteer coaching was discussed.The State requires all 9-12 coaches,whether paid or volunteer, to completethe coaching/first aid/concussion tests.There was a consensus by our board thatall 6-12 coaches will complete thoseclasses. There was also a consensus bythe board for the head coaches to decidewho volunteers as coaches for their team.The board should not take calls about thissubject, but should refer any communitymembers to the head coach. There wasalso discussion about the district payingfor volunteer background checks andcoaching classes.
4723. Williams moved to approve pay-ing for volunteers’ background checks,but not the coaching classes. Secondedby Anderson. Motion carried.
4724. Cordes moved to approve BradyMcDonnell, Nathan Kleinschmit, DillonAnderson, and Jackson Anderson as vol-unteers for high school football and TimEisenbraun as a volunteer for middleschool football. Seconded by Anderson.Motion carried.
Next, Rieckman informed the board thatKent Anderson had requested a cellphone to be used for his athletic directorduties. Mohr noted the cost would be $50per month. Anderson addressed theboard by saying he had one in Beresfordand like the fact that people can reachhim at anytime with a cell phone. He maynot be as busy with the AD job here, buthe sees it as a perk. Rieckman ex-pressed that he felt the business man-ager and tech coordinator should also re-ceive one. There was brief discussion onthe needs of cell phones for particularjobs.
4725. Trask moved to approve pur-chasing a cell phone plan for Kent Ander-son. Seconded by Williams. Motion car-ried.
4726. At 9:43 p.m., Johnson moved togo into Executive Session for the purposeof discussing personnel, according toSDCL 1-25-2. Seconded by Anderson.Motion carried.
At 10:02 p.m., Chairperson Eisenbraundeclared the meeting out of ExecutiveSession.
With no further business brought to theboard, Chairperson Eisenbraun declaredthe meeting adjourned at 10:02 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Niki Mohr,Business Manager.
________________Niki Mohr,Business Manager
Published September 13, 2012, at thetotal approximate cost of $210.48.
NOTICE OF HEARING
BEFORE THE PENNINGTONCOUNTY
PLANNING AND ZONINGCOMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the followingpetitioners have applied to the Penning-ton County Planning and Zoning Com-mission under the provisions of the Pen-nington County Zoning Ordinance as fol-lows:
Steve and Dorothy Wilkison have appliedfor a Conditional Use Permit to allow fora Recreational Resort to allow the use ofmultiple RV sites on the subject propertyin a General Agriculture District locatedon the NE1/4SW1/4 less DW HansenTract, less Tract Sires and less Right-of-Way, Section 33, T1N, R4E, BHM, Pen-nington County, South Dakota, 23465Mystic Road, in accordance with Sections205 and 510 of the Pennington CountyZoning Ordinance.
Notice is further given that said applica-tions will be heard by the PenningtonCounty Planning and Zoning Commissionin the County Courthouse at 9:00 a.m. onthe 24th day of September 2012. At thistime, any person interested may appearand show cause, if there be any, whysuch requests should or should not begranted.
ADA Compliance: Pennington Countyfully subscribes to the provisions of theAmericans with Disabilities Act. If you de-sire to attend this public meeting and arein need of special accommodations,please notify the Planning Department sothat appropriate auxiliary aids and serv-ices are available.
Dan JennissenPlanning Director
Published September 13, 2012, at thetotal approximate cost of $16.20.
Pennington County Courant • September 13, 2012 • Page 7Public Notices Public Notice AdvertisingProtects Your Right To Know.
4ank you, McDaniel Brothers & BillGottsleben for donating two lambs for theroll-over auction with all the proceeds to goto Philip Volunteer Fire Department.4ank you to the following donaters: PLA,
Karl Schulz, Jerry Roseth, Duane Roseth, Ju-lian Roseth, Larry Smith, Mark Williams,Foland Ranch, Mike Noteboom, Richard Job-gen, Hostutler Ranch, Je5 Nelson, Kelly Rig-gins, Seven Blackfoot Ranch, Mark Johnson,Bill Weller, Clint Jensen, Dale Christensen,Rodney Sharp, & Billy Markwed.
Total proceeds: $2,940.00
Pennington County Courant • September 13, 2012 • Page 8
HUNT SAFE CLASS The 2012 Hunt Safe Class will be held September 14 and
15, at the West River Electric Association conference room
in Wall. The class will be held 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fri-
day, September 14 and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday,
September 15. Students will need to bring a sack lunch for
Saturday’s class. Parental release forms will be available at
the beginning of class and must be signed prior to the stu-
dent taking the course. Any youth that will be 12 years of
age on or before December 31, 2012 is eligible to participate.
All students are required to attend both classes to obtain
their certification. Parents are welcome to accompany their
child if they would like. If you have any questions contact
Josh Brainard, Conservation Officer with SD Dept. of Game
WALL FIRE DEPARTMENTOn behalf of Wounded Knee the Museum, we would liketo thank the Wall Fire Department for their dedication and
heroism in suppressing the fire on September 2nd.
As we move forward, your service to the communitywill serve as an inspiration to us.
Thank you, Steve Wyant
SpeCiAL ThAnKS TO
yOUNG AT HEARTSENIOR CITIZEN GROUP
Young at Heart Senior Citizensmet at Prairie Village with 16members present on September10, 2012. We said the Pledge toFlag and a moment of silence forthose with special needs. Treasurer’s report and minutesof the June meeting were givenand approved. We want to give special congrat-ulations to the Wall School for thegreat honor of receiving “TheSchool of Distinction Award” —You make us proud! Florence made a motion to havea pie and ice cream social for theFire Department and Ambulance,if they need it. It will be held atPrairie Village on September 30 at
2:00 p.m. It was approved. Upcoming events: •September 14: Basketball Ben-efit before the football game, CityPark. •September 17: Blood Drive,Wall Community Center. •September 20: Potluck. •September 22: Golden WestDinner and Meeting •September 24: Theme Meal •September 26: Supper atSchool to meet the teachers — pro-gram follows at 7:00 p.m. “Rachel’sChallenge” Hostesses: Veva and Martha forOctober meeting. Kay hosted the meeting today. Meeting adjourned.Arla Olson,Secretary
Helping students manage moneyMoney management is one skill
that can be difficult for youngadults to master as they head off ontheir own. But no matter whatstage of life - whether they're enter-ing college or the work force - everyyoung adult should learn how tohandle their money.
Establish a Budget•Sit down together with your
student and map out all monthlyexpenses. Include room and boardor rent, books, supplies, food, per-sonal care and medications, trans-portation, gas, entertainment (in-cluding dining out, movies andwalking around money, etc.), andpayment for phone, mobile devices,cable and Internet access. Then,figure out income. This can includemoney from a job, financial aid,student loans and any supportfrom you.
Income and expenses need to bal-ance. There are plenty of onlinetools you can use to figure out abudget. Some, such aswww.Mint.com or some bank web-sites, can help students managetheir budgets, making it easy forthem to take care of it themselves.There are also budgeting tips andworksheets at websites such aswww.SmartAboutMoney.org.
How to Stick to the Budget•Prioritize needs vs. wants. It
may seem like a latte every morn-ing is a necessity to jump-start theday, but those kinds of little ex-penses can add up quickly. A recentstudy by Westwood College foundthat 40 percent of the average stu-dent's budget is being spent on"discretionary" spending; includedin that is entertainment (6.5 per-cent), apparel and services (6.7 per-cent), travel and vacation (4.7 per-cent). Have your student do themath on how much some of their"necessities" will cost them, andthen talk about how to weigh pur-chase decisions.
•Find ways to spend less. Alittle planning can help youngadults spend less and get morevalue for their dollar.
•Cellphone - Avoid overagecharges with an unlimited plan.For example, with Cricket Wire-less, you can pay an affordablemonthly fee for all-inclusive talk,text, data and music rate plans forsome of the most popular smart-phones available. Cricket also in-cludes a service called Muve Musicthat gives students unlimited songdownloads as part of their plan.Learn more atwww.MyCricket.com.
•Food - Coupons and digitaldeals can cut the costs of diningout. Look into the college meal plan- and use it. Save on snacks bystocking up at the grocery store in-stead of buying from a vending ma-chine or convenience store.
•Clothing - Thrift stores, con-signment shops and yard sales areaffordable ways to find somethingfun to wear.
•Entertainment - Encouragethem to take advantage of free ac-tivities on campus with their stu-dent ID. When going out with
friends, advise your student to de-cide how much he or she can spend,then only take that much moneywith them.
•Be smart about credit cards.Many students sign up for a creditcard right away, and before theyknow it, they are thousands of dol-lars in debt. Make sure they under-stand the impact of interest rates.Also, discuss setting limitations onusing a credit card to avoid non-academic debt, such as using itonly for emergencies, travel orschool expenses, or only chargingwhat they can pay back on time thenext month (including interest).
Equipping your student withsome basic financial skills will helpthem make wise money choicesnow and for the rest of their lives.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILYwith Dr. JamesDobson
Dr. Dobson Answersyour Questions
QUESTION: I'm planning to re-marry, but my future stepchildrenare against the marriage. As amatter of fact, they seem to hateme. Do you think I should gothrough with it? ANSWER: You're in a difficultposition. Entering a second mar-riage that involves "blending" afamily is never easy. We hate tothrow a wet blanket over yourhopes and dreams, but the fact ofthe matter is that most remar-riages involving children don'tlast: research indicates that 60 to73 percent of them end in divorce.And if the kids are openly hostile
and opposed to the marriage, itstands to reason that you can ex-pect an even rougher ride than theaverage couple in your situation. So should you go through withit? We can't answer that questionfor you. Without more detailedknowledge about your past rela-tionship, your future spouse, thechildren, the background of your
relationship and the circum-stances in which you're planningto set up your new household, wesimply aren't in a position to makedefinitive statements concerningyour chances of success. But wecan tell you this much: blendedfamilies present parenting chal-lenges that must be navigatedwith extreme care. An unsuspect-ing stepparent may be suddenlyconfronted with a whole set oflong-standing alliances and powerstruggles. If you do decide to move forwardwith your plans, bear in mind thatyou're going to have to work extra-hard to overcome the barriers anddevelop positive bonds with yournew stepchildren. It won't be easy,but it's part of the challenge ofbuilding a successful blended fam-ily. It will mean taking a sincereinterest in the kids and spendinglots of one-on-one time with eachof them. In particular, you'll wantto take special care to praise themat every opportunity instead ofsimply punishing them when theymisbehave. In other words, makean intentional effort to "catch them
being good." Because of the unique chal-lenges involved, we recommendthat those who are planning to re-marry and "reconstitute" a familyshould seek professional counsel-ing well in advance of the wedding.Couples who attempt to "go italone" may be setting themselvesup for frustration and failure. Ex-pectations, roles and parentingstyles should be clarified andopenly discussed with the help ofan experienced marriage-and-fam-ily therapist.
Send your questions to Dr. Dob-son, c/o Focus on the Family, POBox 444, Colorado Springs, CO80903. This question and answeris excerpted from books authoredby Dr. James Dobson and pub-lished by Tyndale House Publish-ers. Dr. Dobson is the Chairman ofthe Board of Focus on the Family,a nonprofit organization dedicatedto the preservation of the home.Copyright 2003 James Dobson,Inc. All rights reserved. Interna-tional copyright secured.