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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 107
Number 34
March 6, 2014
Grapplers grab state’s runner-up spot County Commissioners
discuss opt-out option
Philip Area wrestling team captures second place as a team at the South Dakota wrestling tournament that was held February 28 and March 1 in Aberdeen.
Public position vacancies
Friday, February 28 was the final
day to file petitions for school board and
city council positions.
There are three candidates running
for the Kadoka Area School Board positions. Two positions are open; the position held by Dale Christen and the
position vacated by DJ Addison. Christensen is seeking re-election as well as
Mark DeVries and Bob Fugate who also
filed petitions. The election will be held
Tuesday, April 8.
The municipal election will not be
held since there were no nomination
certificates filed. The following councilmemembers are unopposed and will
be issued election certificates: Colby
Shuck (Ward 1), Arne Lund (Ward 2),
Cory Lurz (Ward 3), and Brad Jorgensen (Ward 4).
Sarah DeVries
Jackson County Commissioners
met on Friday, February 28, to discuss
a tax opt-out proposal. Commissioners
Glen Bennett, Jim Stilwell, and Larry
Johnston were in attendance. Commissioners Larry Denke and Ronnie
Twiss were absent.
The current 5-year opt-out, expiring
this year, allocated $150,000 per year.
The proposed opt-out would be for
$400,000 for the next three years
(2015 through 2018). “At this point,
it’s not adequate for the operations of
the county,” said Bennett. Another
reason for the desired increase is that
the county is hoping to put a portion
of funding back into CDs (as of January 1 there is $117,132 saved in CDs).
Vicki Wilson revealed the county’s
2014 budget, which totals out at
$2,349,956, and the fund balance as of
January 1, which was $348,305.55.
Three new funds have been added: the
law enforcement equipment fund, the
highway building fund, and the highway equipment fund. These funds
were formerly in each departmental
budget but have been set up by the
county to ensure the funds would be
spent on equipment.
One of the county’s major priorities
for funds is road and bridge repairs/replacement. Currently twelve bridges
are said to be deficient, with four on
the “redlist,” needing work or replace-
100th Day of School
Nomination petitions may be filed for
the following Jackson County positions:
County Commissioner (District 1 - 4
years); County Commissioner (District
3 - 4 years); County Commissioner (District 5 - 4 years); County Auditor (4
years); County Sheriff (4 years, Ray
Clements Jr., is running for re-election
and Shawn Fox is also running);
County Register of Deeds (4 years);
County Coroner (2 year unexpired
term); 3 Republican and 3 Democratic
delegates to state convention.
Petitions must be filed at the county
auditor’s office. The deadline for filing
nomination petitions is March 25, 2014,
at 5:00 p.m. If a petition is mailed by
registered mail by March 25, 2014, at
5:00 p.m., it shall be considered filed.
celebrated 100
days of school on
February 27
with counting
activites and
cupcakes. To end
the celebration
the students
100 ballons!
Short takes from the State Capitol
Here’s a brief review of some of the
S.D. Legislature’s recent action:
The Teach for America funding bill,
SB 127, met defeat in the Senate recently. It needed a two-thirds affirmative vote because of the funding, and
received a 17-17 vote. While Sen. Phyllis Heineman, R-Sioux Falls, urged passage to continue the state’s investment
to help Native American students
achieve academic success, those against
he funding cited Teach for America’s
vast resources from donors nationally.
The state’s $350,000 donation could be
better spent in traditional k-12 education funding.
The controversial bill to solve fishing
and hunting rights on nonmeandered
waters over private land in the state
ended for this year by being tabled in
the Senate on a 31-3 vote. “All involved
parties should be on notice,” said Sen.
Tim Rave, R-Baltic, who had served on
an interim study committee on the
topic, that the process of finding a solution would continue. The full resolution
to the problem had not been found on
this issue, Rave said.
A bill remains alive for rebuilding a
stretch of rail line from Chamberlain
west to Presho, but the decision on
whether it will be $6 million or somewhat less won’t be made until the final
days of the legislature. That is when
budget figures are squeezed into place
on numerous funding bills.
Both the House and the Senate have
approved a ban on texting while driving
a motor vehicle. However, with differences between the bills passed by each
body, the final bill will have to have
those differences hammered out by a
conference committee. Both versions
make texting while driving a secondary
offense, which means it is not an offense
which a law enforcement officer can use
to stop a vehicle.
An attempt to force HB 1183, a repeal
of the state’s death penalty, to the
House floor from the State Affairs Committee, called a “smoke out,” failed. The
bill, said Rep. David Lust, R-Rapid City,
“had a lengthy hearing in committee”
and he opposed giving it more time on
the House floor.
The effort to stop Common Core, the
testing program for k-12 schools, failed
to receive support on various bills, ending the battle. However, Rep. Jim Bolin,
R-Canton, one of the more vocal legislators speaking against the testing program, agreed with one measure that
would prohibit the state board from
adopting any such standards until July
2016. That bill, sponsored by Sen. Ernie
Otten, R-Tea, is headed for the House
Money that has been overbudgeted
for FY2014 was voted by both houses to
revert to reserves, according to Rep.
Susan Wismer, D-Britton, in protesting
the bill’s passage. For the third year in
a row, she said, money was being diverted except where it should go: to
higher education and Medicaid
Daylight Savings Time begins
Sunday, March 9
Remember to set your clocks forward
& replace the batteries in your fire alarms!
ment this year. (One of the four, Blackpipe Bridge, has a five-ton limit placed
on it). Allocation for gravel hauling
was a big point of concern for those in
attendance. “1.25 million over ten
years,” said Paul Gropper, “and we
just haven’t seen the results.” The
county has 100,000 tons of gravel
stockpiled currently, which they estimate is sufficient to cover 100 miles
(using a 2-inch mat which would
amount to about 900 tons of gravel per
mile). Bids for gravel hauling will be
taken at the March 10 meeting.
The county is also proposing to replace the library building; estimated
cost of a new construction is $150,000.
Repairs are also needed on the highway shop’s east wall: an estimated
$60,000 for mud-jacking, drainage,
and re-roofing. $50,000 per year of the
proposed opt-out money would be allocated to each fund.
Four separate opt-out resolutions
are being proposed. Gropper stated he
is willing to circulate a petition to
county residents to vote on the optout. He also said he would consider a
petition to vote on whether the county
should continue maintaining a library
at all. The commissioners encourage
people to attend the upcoming meetings. Stated Bennett, “We need input
from everybody. We’d like to have
them educated as to where we’re at
and why.”
Emery Kukal
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Jace Grimes
Jerrett Hutchinson &
Carter Kendrick
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Lookin’ Around | Syd Iwan
Fun Times
I’ve been having so much fun
this week. I’ve been dealing with
income taxes, water heaters, and
snow. Sounds like quite a bit of fun,
don’t you think?
Usually I don’t mind tax work
since accounting is rather enjoyable. This year, though, I’ve had a
really hard time making myself get
with the program. The third of
March is the deadline for ranchers
who don’t estimate taxes, like us, so
I’ve had to finally bite the bullet
and get on with it. The return, I’m
happy to say, is now done and
ready to send either through the
mail or online. I haven’t decided
which just yet, but either is fairly
simple and only requires a moment
of time.
Two things caused my reluctance to do the job. Depreciation is
the first roadblock. They have so
many rules and regulations about
that which are extremely complicated. I have a publication from the
IRS which tells all about it and
runs to a hundred-plus pages. Just
finding the right table to use takes
concentration since you have to use
the double-declining-balance 150percent table for farming and
ranching, and there are several
others that are similar but not the
same. Even when using the right
section, you have to use different
parts depending on what month of
the year you placed the asset in
service. Unfortunately, our family
corporation takes the 200-percent
table instead of the 150 which adds
to the confusion. I finally fought my
way through all that gibberish and
From the U.S. House | Representative Kristi Noem
am pretty sure I have it right. It
would be easier if you dealt with it
more frequently than once a year.
Secondly, I use a tax program
that I get online for the computer
that costs me about eighty bucks. It
is worth the money, but it has
glitches. You have to pay very close
attention to what you’re doing and
then usually go back and make
some adjustments here and there.
The program isn’t particularly designed with ranchers in mind so I
have to remember that. This is despite the program’s claim that it
will lead you through everything
and come up with the correct return. This isn’t necessarily so.
Still, it wasn’t as complicated as I
had feared and only took a few
hours to get the financial info entered and a completed return
printed out. It looks right. I hope it
I still have our corporation return to do, but that is pretty simple
and only a few pages long, whereas
the main ranching return runs to
about twenty pages. Since I’m on a
roll here, I plan to crank that out
later today and be done with it.
Then all I have to do is finish the
accounting entries for last year on
the books and set up for this year.
That’s rather fun. I won’t have to
work so hard in making myself do
it like I did with the actual tax returns.
Then we come to water heaters.
We had to have a new one installed
recently, but the factory heat setting wasn’t cutting it for wife
Corinne who likes extremely hot
baths (which I don’t.) Anyway, after
several promptings, I got out the
screwdrivers, removed the two
plates, and reset the temperature
for both the upper and lower tanks.
Expecting a glowing report after
Corinne’s bath that evening, I was
shocked and disappointed to have
her say the water temperature was
lower than it had been. Her bath
had been decidedly lukewarm.
Back to the screwdrivers and
plates. She was right. Instead of
turning the heat up, I had actually
turned it down. They had readings
for Celsius temperatures as well as
Fahrenheit, and the Celsius had
confused me the first time around.
I tried again and apparently got it
right this time since the water is
hot enough to boil your hands if you
try to do dishes in it just like it was
with the old water heater. If you
fiddle with things long enough—
water heaters or tax returns—you
might just accidentally get them
I probably need to tell you very
little about dealing with more snow
and extreme cold as we’ve had to
this last week and all during this
very long winter. You know all
about that so I’ll just say my hope
is that spring will come extremely
soon. That groundhog that caused
and/or predicted this extension of
winter should obviously be shot.
With taxes done and water
heater set correctly, my current
plans are to take most of the coming week off and do only those
things that are truly fun. This
might not give me a feeling of accomplishment like the last week
has, but so be it. Let the good times
After Linda and I got married,
we built our house on the farm
near Dell Rapids where I was
raised. As we were constructing
our house, we took special steps to
make our home as energy efficient
as possible. The house is situated
with a grove of trees to the north
to block the cold winter winds and
the south facing wall of the house
is covered with windows. The winter sunlight fills the house and
heats the house for free. We built
walls 14 inches thick to accommodate extra insulation. I also installed an electric heat pump
water heater for use in the summer. It heats the water more
cheaply than resistance coils and
cools the house at the same time,
using minimal electricity. These
things have made our house less
expensive to operate, which has
helped our family save money.
When I took office, I became curious about whether we could
apply some of these efficiency
measures to Governor’s Houses.
The Governor’s House program
was established in 1996 to give
more families the opportunity to
own a home. The homes are built
by inmates at Mike Durfee State
Prison in Springfield and are in-
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tended to be quality, low-cost, lowmaintenance homes. More than
1,900 of these homes have been
purchased by the elderly, persons
with disabilities and by incomequalified families across the state.
Last year, I asked the Department of Corrections and the Housing Development Authority to
explore ways to make the Governor’s House more energy efficient,
and, in the long run, save homeowners money.
Their first step was to build a
prototype which met the Passive
House Standard. The Passive
House Standard is a rigorous energy efficiency standard that requires heavy insulation, an
airtight envelope around the
house, highly efficient windows,
highly effective heating and cooling systems, and an energy recovery air exchanger. Structures
meeting the Passive House Standard have very low utility bills,
and the homes retain enough heat
to provide survivability even in extreme cold without power.
The demonstration house was
built in only a few months and the
house was displayed at the State
Fair to demonstrate the new cutting-edge building technologies.
After the model was completed,
it became clear that building every
Governor’s House according to the
Passive House Standard would
Often times when I talk with
folks in Washington about farming, they still picture a tanned
man in a straw hat and flannel
shirt perched atop a small, cabless tractor. Sure, there are still
animals to feed, cows to be milked,
and dusty fields to work in. We
still wake up early and spend the
day doing hard labor. But the industry has changed since then. I
love being able to share what it’s
like to be a producer today and
stand tall when I say that I too
was a farmer.
The modern day farmer and
rancher is a jack-of-all-trades.
We’re chemists and IT specialists.
We need to know about marketing, business, and mechanics. We
invent. We innovate. We modernize. And we are subject to a litany
of government regulations – many
written by those who have never
dropped a digger into the ground.
Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Labor handed down a new
proposal that would have undermined traditional family agriculture. Many South Dakotans hire
their nieces or nephews to help
out during the summer, but these
requirements would have put new
limits on what they could do.
Safety on farms and ranches is
make the house too expensive for
those who qualify for the program.
Instead of using the model that incorporates all of the standards,
the new Governor’s Houses will
apply some of the Passive House
principles. The increased cost of
the upgrades will be offset by the
decrease homeowners will see in
their utility bills. The new design
includes better insulation and
windows, an airtight envelope and
an energy recovery air exchanger.
These houses will meet the Energy Star Standard, making those
who qualify eligible for federally
insured mortgages which are
available only to energy efficient
Homeownership is a part of the
American dream, and the Governor’s House program has made
that dream come true for hundreds of South Dakotans – people
who may not otherwise ever own a
home. By continuing to make the
homes even more efficient and affordable, we’ll be making that
dream a reality for many more in
the future.
To learn more about the Governor’s House program and how to
apply, visit and click on
“Governor’s House Program”
under the “Home Buyers” tab or
just type “Governor’s House” in
your internet search engine.
Congress has a bad habit of
passing legislation that treats the
symptoms of our problems rather
than the problems themselves.
From reauthorizing emergency
jobless benefits, to expanding
Medicaid, too often the quick fix is
the wrong approach, and taking
the easy way out merely leads us
further from addressing the cause
of our problems.
According to a recent Gallup
poll, Americans cited unemployment as their top concern. Their
concerns are justified as 3.6 million Americans have been unemployed for six months or longer
and the percentage of Americans
in the labor force is the lowest
we’ve seen since Jimmy Carter
was president. All these factors
are a clear indicator of why our
leaders in Washington need to be
looking for ways to break the cycle
of chronic unemployment and get
these men and women back to
work, rather than throwing temporary fixes at our long-term problems.
Q: I retired in 2013 but expect
income in 2014 from work
completed before I retired.
Will this lower my 2014 Social
Security benefits?
A: For people younger than full
retirement age, the Social Security annual earnings test, also
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The legislation would provide a
one-time, low-interest loan up to
$10,000 for a long-term unemployed individual to relocate to
start a new job. It would also
streamline and improve job training by including the House-passed
SKILLS Act, which would consolidate 35 federal employment and
training programs and create a
Workforce Investment Fund to
serve as a single source of support
for employers, workers, and job
seekers at the state level.
The largest ladder of opportunity for low- and middle-income
families has always been broad
growth.No matter how you spin it,
no matter what government benefit you try to throw at it, there is
no substitute for a job. Congress
needs to start working on real solutions that will create jobs, better
train America’s workforce, and
break the cycle of chronic high unemployment. I will continue working with my colleagues to move
this legislation forward and to
start tackling the causes of our
long-term economic problems, instead of simply treating the symptoms.
called the retirement test, concerns how much can be earned
from wages or self-employment in
a calendar year without reducing
benefits during that year.
Called a special payment,
money received for work done before retirement is not normally included for the earnings test.
Income received after retirement
is a special payment if the last action to earn it was completed before stopping work. Examples
could include accumulated vacation or sick pay, bonuses and sales
commissions. If self-employed, net
income received after the first
year you retire is a special payment if you performed the services
to earn the payment before becoming entitled to receive Social Security.
For example, say a person retired at the end of 2013 and
started receiving Social Security
retirement as of January 2014. In
January, the person received payment for unused vacation time
from the former employer. Since
this vacation pay was earned before retirement, it is considered a
special payment and not counted
towards the 2014 annual earnings
Two local occupations often receiving special payments for Social Security retirement purposes
are insurance agents and farmers.
Insurance commissions for policies
sold before retirement but received after the year of retirement
are usually special payments. If a
farmer fully harvested and stored
a crop before or in the month of
entitlement to SSA benefits, and
then carried it over for sale in the
next year, the income will not affect benefits for the year of sale.
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That’s why on February 25th, I
introduced legislation that would
actually address the serious problem of long-term unemployment in
America. My bill would exempt
businesses that hire long-term unemployed individuals from ObamaCare’s mandate to provide
health insurance or pay a fine for
each uninsured employee. Currently, a key barrier to hiring for
small businesses is the fear that
adding a new employee will put
their business over the threshold
for ObamaCare-mandated insurance coverage. This legislation
would remove the barrier for longterm unemployed individuals by
eliminating the ObamaCare burdens and costs associated with hiring these workers.
My bill would also enact a sixmonth employer-side payroll tax
holiday for each long-term unemployed individual hired. For an
employee hired with a $40,000
salary, that represents a $1,240
incentive to hire a long-term unemployed individual, which will
help break the cycle of unemployment for those millions of Americans who have been out of work
for 27 weeks or longer.
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memo indicating the Agency
would now have the authority to
regulate “post-harvest” activities
on family farms. These post-harvest activities include storage, fumigation and drying.
OSHA doesn’t belong on family
farms, and the law clearly states
that. Small operations have a
strong vested and personal interest in keeping their operations
safe and viable. They don’t need to
be threatened with more regulatory oversight to make sure
they’re operating in a way that
keeps their family safe.
I once again put pressure on
the administration to reverse
course and earlier this month, the
Department of Labor announced
they would withdraw the memo
and keep OSHA investigators off
our family farms.
I’m proud to stand up every day
in support of family farms. I’m
proud to explain what the industry is – and isn’t – and to keep unnecessary regulations away from
farming and ranching operations.
Most of all, I’m proud to represent
a state whose economy is still
rooted in the women and men who
feed the animals, milk the cows,
and work in the dusty fields – who
wake up early and spend the day
doing hard labor – who call themselves farmers and feed the world.
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imperative, but we need to have a
commonsense approach to how we
address the issue.
I joined other Members of Congress from rural areas to put pressure on the Department of Labor
and by the end of April 2012, the
Department of Labor withdrew
the proposal.
This situation is not an anomaly.
A few years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
announced they wanted to regulate dust to the point that it would
have been hard for farmers to dig
their fields unless it had rained
that week. In response, I introduced the Farm Dust Regulation
Prevention Act, which passed in
the U.S. House of Representatives, and the administration reversed course.
Then, in late 2013, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigators
walked onto a small Nebraska
farm. The investigators said the
farm willfully violated OSHA regulations, including a rule on the
proper gear to wear when entering
a grain bin, and levied against
this family a $132,000 fine.
Since 1976, Congress has
banned OSHA from regulating
farming operations with 10 or
fewer employees. However, in
2011, OSHA quietly issued a
From the U.S. Senate | Senator John Thune
Stop Treating the
Symptom, Start
Treating the Problem
Office of the Governor | Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Building More Efficient
Governor’s Houses
Standing Tall
for Family Farms
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Kadoka Area News | Sydne Lenox, 837-2465
Tim and Tammy Merchen drove
to Aberdeen on Thursday afternoon and attended the State B
Wrestling Tournament which was
held over the weekend, returning
home Sunday. The Philip Area
wrestlers took second place in the
tournament with 134 points. The
three Kadoka wrestlers results:
Jed Brown, 126 pound class, won
second place in the championship
round, losing first with a score of
4-3; Chandler Sudbeck, 170
pounds, took second place in the
championship round, losing with a
score of 3-2, and Logan Ammons,
220 lbs., took third place winning
with a pin in a time of 2:08. Logan
also won the Dale Westberg Memorial Award for most pins in the
Marv and Deb Moor drove to
Pierre on Tuesday of last week to
help their son, Mitch, celebrate his
30th birthday. Hank Kosters,
Deb’s father, joined them for lunch
that day.
The Kadoka fire department
was called to the home of Robyn
and Jim Jones around midnight
Sunday. The fire started in the
basement fireplace and they were
alerted by their dog. Thankfully
the damage wasn’t extensive and
they are safe.
Pam and Keith Bonenberger returned home Saturday afternoon
after spending about a week in Albuquerque, NM. While there they
attended the national meeting of
the Badlands Natural History Association.
The pipes were frozen up last
night, and the plumbers were hard
at work clearing them out. Apparently the frostline really dropped
what with the sudden cold cold
Ella Hindman stopped in for a
short visit Sunday. Later grandson
Christopher was here. He fixed my
cell phone (I have had phone prob-
Merle Stilwell was transferred
to the Philip Hospital the first of
this week after being in Rapid City
Regional. He underwent surgery
there earlier in February and returned home last Thursday, but
was taken back that night for another surgery. Cards can reach
him at home or at the Philip hospital, where he will be for several
By the time this week’s paper is
published the weather is supposed
to be in the 40s. This area has endured sub-zero weather for many
days and hopefully warmer
weather is in sight. Luckily we do
not have much snow, but the below
zero temperatures have kept people close to home.
lems all week, hopefully it will be
better next week) and we had a
nice visit.
I made my usual visits to the
care center; it seems as if everyone
was okay there.
Thought: do not forget small
kindnesses and do not remember
small flaws.
Belvidere News | Syd Iwan, 381-2147
Frank Carlson took in an exotic
sale at Platte recently. He came
home with two miniature horses,
two miniature longhorns, and a
mini donkey. The donkey went to
Brett Prang, but Frank is keeping
the rest. His sons might be able to
ride the little horses before long.
You might as well start them
young. In other news, he has
started calving with a few now on
the ground out at Mike Blom’s.
Oddly enough, the ice hasn’t been
all that thick for chopping the
water for critters. A wind a while
ago thinned it a bit, and the belowzero temps haven’t quite got it
back up to full strength just yet.
Scot and Jodie O’Bryan have
mostly just been waiting for it to
warm up and hoping that will
come soon.
Ted Vobr spent most of last
week in the Philip hospital. Jim
Addison drove him over there on
Tuesday, and Dr. Holman decided
he should stay. They did various
tests for heart problems and pneumonia, but mostly decided it was
just a bad case of the flu. He was
still in residence on Monday. He
said that was a good place to be
during this cold snap, and he
didn’t mind staying until it
warmed up a bit. Since Ted has
nine brothers and sisters, some of
them have been calling to check on
him and keep his spirits up.
Betty Kusick said her daugh-
ters have finally gotten home from
traveling here and there around
the globe. Loretta Schreiber and
her husband, Lawrence, of Quinn
just got back from a vacation in
Hawaii. They did some island
skipping and report having quite a
good time. Kathy and her husband, Jerry, of Rapid City went to
Colorado to visit Kathy’s daughter,
and then journeyed south to
Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico.
They were gone a couple of weeks
and also enjoyed themselves. All
the travelers are now recuperating
from their travels. Betty said she
was happy enough to stay at home
while everyone else traveled
around. She did visit Dolores Obr
a couple of times last week, took
her mail to her and so on.
Church was called off in
Belvidere on Sunday due to the
snow and cold. Rev. McCubbin and
his wife, Ruth, were gone at the
time anyway since they were in
Florida at a reunion of Ruth’s family. That was a good place to be
since it was about the only state in
the union that wasn’t having bad
Cella Baldwin celebrated her
birthday on the first of March. It
was too cold to do a lot of celebrating, but it was observed anyway.
Chris is home at the moment after
having been to Texas to check on
his bees which seem to be doing
okay. Terry said Cella’s birthday is
at a time of year when a person
never knows what the weather
will do. Sometimes it is nice and
sometimes not.
Marie Addison said it’s been so
cold in Murdo that she hasn’t been
able to get together much with the
others who often do some exercises
at the senior center. They do moving and stretching to a tape and
may go on with it for a half hour or
so. She said it keeps the joints
loosened up and working half decently
Eric and Pam Osborn spent
some time on Sunday thawing out
the water pipes in their basement.
The whole system didn’t freeze up,
but parts of it did. They also cut
some wood to help keep themselves toasty. A ham was cooked
although they were the only ones
there to eat it. Some of the leftovers are scheduled to be made
into bean soup that will go down
nicely with a bit of corn bread.
Pam said a coyote has been taking
pleasure in irritating their dog. It
wanders in, gets chased away by
the dog, and then drifts back before long. Pam said to mention
that she fully intends to return a
green bag of Phyllis Word’s to her
before very long. This is apparently some kind of joke going on
between the two since the bag
never quite seems to get transferred.
Wrestling Tournament in Aberdeen. The Merchens were busy
suporting all the Philip and
Kadoka Area wrestlers. The team
came home with second place trophy.
Starting this week, the St. John
Lutheran Church Lenten Services
will be held. They will be every
Thursday this year. Services will
be held at 6:30 p.m. with soup
supper to follow in the church
basement. Ladies are asked to
bring anything that would compliment soup or dessert.
JoAnn Letellier visited with
Bill and Marjorie Letellier in
Philip one day last week.
Thursday night Morgan Taft
stayed in White River in order to
play in the Pep band for the tournament.
Our hearts go out to Leslie
(Babe) WoodenKnife and family at
the loss of his dear wife Leona. I
have fond memories of serving on
election board with “Ruth”, when
she tried to teach me Lakota. I
was such a slow learner we
worked on the same words every
election! We had many a laugh
over that. Services were held for
Leona Ruth Wooden Knife on Friday. May the Lord Jesus wrap His
precious arms around you in comfort.
James and Marjorie Anne
Letellier visited in the Paul Beckwith home at Pierre on Friday.
I realized, I must have been
watching the Olympics too much
when it seemed like it took a long
Belated congratulations to Emmaline Eagle Bear of Blackpipe.
Vincent Black Spotted Horse and
Emmaline Eagle Bear were
crowned Sweetheart King and
Queen on Valentine’s Day at the
White River Care Center. Emmaline is a true sweetheart and she
even got roses! She joins a long list
of Royalty from the Norris area.
Susan Taft and Heather attended a bull sale in Pierre on
Monday. Tuesday, Dan and Susan
Taft attended the girls District
Basketball tournament in White
River. Morgan plays in the band.
Wednesday, Dorothy Bligh and
Maxine Allard made a trip to
Valentine and kept appointments.
Maxine also enjoyed a visit with
her friend Jim Kroeger at the
Cherry Hills Apartments.
Sharon Ring attended Bible
Study at the St. John Lutheran
church basement on Wednesday
Word was received of the recent
loss of Jed Wohlgemuth due to
cancer. Jed is the son of Rev. Dick
and Sue Wohlgemuth. The
Wohlgemuths pastored the Norris
Bible Church during the 70s.
Folks may send them a card at:
114 2nd Ave. SE, Spring Grove,
Minnesota 55974.
The Tafts kept appointments in
Martin on Wednesday and then
attended Parent/Teacher Conferences in White River that evening.
It was such a nice day Thursday that Bob Totton of Murdo
came down and visited Howard
and Nette Heinert’s in the morning and then went to Ed and Carol
Ferguson’s to visit was a dinner
guest. Later that afternoon he visited in the James Letellier home.
Ty Merchen also got in on the fun
conversation and history lesson on
“Days Gone By” in Norris. There
was plenty to laugh about and still
is – like building the hall, etc.
Tim and Tammy Merchen
spent the weekend at the State B
time to make minute oatmeal!
Would you believe - Red Leaf
was represented in Hawaii this
last weekend? As luck would have
it; Richard Charging Hawk and
Branden Marshall were invited to
play for an Oklahoma softball
team at a fast pitch tournament in
Hawaii, while it was a freezing
cold weekend in South Dakota.
The guys left, only to have the
games cancelled due to rain. They
do have pictures of them laying on
the beautiful beach, whales, etc. to
prove they were there. The worst
part is we still have the frigid temperatures to welcome them home.
I only wish we fans could have
gone along, don’t you?
School news: Norris School had
a late start today due to the cold
Wednesday evening Parent/
Teacher Conferences were held at
the school.
Monday, March 3 they are busy
celebrating the birthday of Dr.
Suess with special reading and
different activities.
Maxine Allard hosted the Norris Bible church Sunday School in
her home on Sunday. It was so
cold she was glad she didn’t need
to get out.
John and Kristie WoodenKnife
hosted a belated birthday dinner
in honor of her daughter Roxie at
the Norris Township Hall on Sunday. Roxie was taking police training in Pierre so unable to
celebrate till this weekend. Proud
of you, gal!
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Gateway News | Lola Joyce Riggins, 837-2053 (Let it ring.)
Quilting was held in the community room on Wednesday. Lila
Margie Peters, Susie Bauman and
Lova Bushnell were there.
May we put Oliver and Charles
Willert on our prayer list. Oliver is
back at the care center but as I understand, Charles is still in the
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Kougars finish regular season against Scotties Grapplers grab state’s runner-up spot
The Kadoka Kougars played their final game of the regular season
on Friday, February 28 against the Philip Scotties. Parents night was
held along with senior reconigtion. Seniors on the team are Lane Patterson, True Buchholz, and Aage Ceplacha.
It was a tough battle between the teams, but Kougars fell to the
Scotties 25-73.
Patterson and Aaron Janis each had four points, while Deontae
Thorn, Brendon Porch, AJ Bendt, and Ceplacha each added three.
“Our last home game of the season is always a hard one to play,”
said coach Mark Reiman. “But proud of the team and the improvements they have made.”
True Buchholz drives the lane for the basket.
Lane Patterson goes above the defense to the hoop.
Bringing home the runner-up
plaque, was made possible by a
great team effort from the Philip
Area grapplers.
With 11 of 14 weight classes represented, Philip placed four individuals in the championship
bracket, more than any other team.
State champion Parkston placed
two. They had wrestlers in all
weight classes but one that placed
from first to eighth. It’s those numbers that gave them the championship spot.
Head coach Matt Donnelly said
Philip Area wrestlers put forth a
great effort, representing themselves very well. They upset several matches where they were the
underdogs, he said.
Lane Blasius won the championship spot for the 152 weight
class. Taking second were Jed
Brown, Rance Johnson and Chandlier Sudbeck. Placing third was
Logan Ammons. Placing fifth was
Nick Donnelly.
Ammons won the most pins
award for the second year in a row.
N.Donnelly, a freshmen, achieved
his 100th career win while at the
tournament. Blasius won the Lynn
Wagner Memorial Scholarship.
Fifty-six teams were represented
at the tournament. Team points
were: Parkston – 158, Philip Area –
134, Beresford – 111, Canton – 108,
Bon Homme/Scotland – 106, Stanley County – 84, Howard – 79, Winner – 72.5, Webster Area – 65,
Flandreau – 61, Elk Point-Jefferson – 56, Lemmon/Mc-Instosh – 50,
Burke/Gregory – 47, Wagner – 39,
Mobridge-Pollock – 38, Tri-Valley –
37, Hot Springs
34, Bennett
County and Clark/Willow Lake –
32, Miller/Highmore-Harrold – 31,
Parker – 29, Custer and McCook
Central/Montrose – 28, Groton
Area – 27.5, Andes Central – 27,
Britton-Hecla – 26, Faulkton
Area – 25, Deuel – 21, Garretson –
19, Kimball/White Lake/PlatteGeddes – 15.5, Sunshine Bible
Academy – 15, Ipswich/Leola – 14,
Mt. Vernon/ Plankinton/Corsica –
11, Harding County – 9, Potter
County – 8.5, Hill City – 8, Kingsbury County – 6, Redfield/Doland –
5, Sioux Valley and Warner/Northwestern – 3, Newell - 2, Sully
Buttes – 1, Alcelster-Hudson, Crow
Creek, Lead-Deadwood, Lower
Brule, Lyman, Marion/Freeman,
Red Cloud, St. Thomas More,
Springs/Woonsocket, and WolseyWessington – 0
106 lbs: Hunter Peterson
record 33-15
•Maj. Dec. by Chase Anderson (PKR) 0-13
•Pin Preston Jones (BRH) 0:36
•Dec. by Dylan Colt (EPJ) 2-4
113 lbs: Keagan Fitch
Brendon Porch makes the shot.
record 21-20
•Maj. Dec. by Josh Weisbrod (CWL) 2-11
•Dec. Parker Ramstad (TV) 4-2
•Tech Fall by Logan Mahoney (PKST) 4:37
126 lbs: Jed Brown 2nd
record 41-8
•Pin Cameron Biggins (WIN) 2:42
•Dec. John Lemer (CAN) 3-2
•Dec. Dawson Semmler (PKST) 4-2
•Dec. by Bailey Neises (HOW) 3-4
132 lbs: Rance Johnson 2nd
record 40-10
•Pin Logan Kafka (WAG) 3:13
•Dec. Justin Haneke (BER) 7-4
•Dec. Daniel Slama (SC) 4-1
•Dec. by Luke Loudenburg (HOW) 4-9
138 lbs: Nick Donnelly 5th
record 39-12
•Pin Caleb McNeil (RED) 2:28
•Maj. Dec. Tyler Willems (GAR) 12-0
•Dec. by Sean Bice (WIN) 0-5
•Dec. by Jared Lyle (BER) 1-3
•Dec. Jake Operpriller (HS) 1-0
145 lbs: Kaylor Pinney
record 33-18
•Dec. by Levi Schonebaum (B/G) 1-7
•Win by Def. Brock Belkham (FLA)
•Pin by Tyrel Haley (WIN) 0:57
152 lbs: Lane Blasius 1st
record 47-1
•Pin Noah Beck (B/G) 0:11
•Tech Fall Riley Potter (FAU) 4:56
•Dec. Weslee Dvorak (PKST) 4-0
•Dec. Jake Scofield (FLA) 4-2
160 lbs: Reed Johnson
record 35-15
•Dec. Ryan Yost (RED) 7-6
•Pin by Jace Christiansen (FLA) 5:00
•Dec. by Dillon Stadlman (PKST) 3-5
170 lbs: Chandlier Sudbeck 2nd
record 47-3
•Pin Lane Rottele (WNW) 0:13
•Maj. Dec. Miles Semmler (PKST) 9-0
•Pin Nathan Duerre (WEB) 2:21
•Dec. by David Kocer (WAG) 2-3
182 lbs: Grady Carley
record 36-18
•Tech Fall by Turner Blasius (KWLPG) 2:06
•Dec. Mason Kilker (BRH) NA
•Dec. by Josh Lasley (CAN) 0-4
220 lbs: Logan Ammons 3rd
record 32-9
•Tech Fall Brett Christman (RED) 5:40
•Maj. Dec. by Brady Reiff (PKST) 0-9
•Pin Justice Verhey (PKR) 1:57
•Pin Tyson O’Daniel (SC) 2:22
•Pin Alec Lee (FAU) 3:11
•Pin Ryley Ostbye (CAN) 2:08
Donnelly noted the wrestlers’
success could not have been possible without the support of the parents and others in the community
and for that he is very thankful.
Logan Ammons took third at state wrestling. He was also awarded a plaque for the
most pins during the tournament. оЃўis is the second year he has received this
Jed Brown received second place at state.
Chandlier Sudbeck placed seconded at state.
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Kadoka Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
Kadoka Area Honor Roll
Grades 6-12
HIgh School
“A” Honor Roll
Myles Addison
Logan Ammons
Foster Berry * (4.167)
Aage Ceplecha
Logan Christensen
Gavin DeVries
Brady Jandreau
Raven Jorgensen *
Emery Little Thunder
Taylor Merchen *
Lane Patterson *
April Perkins
Emily Schlabach *
Racheal Shuck
Chandlier Sudbeck
Austin Thayer
Shelby Uhlir *
Destiny Dale
Elizabeth Hoon
Herbie O’Daniel
Myla Pierce
Dylan Riggins
Jerica Coller
Kassie Hicks
Shai Lamont
Braden Letellier
Allie Romero
Scout Sudbeck *
Deontae Thorn *
Cami Uhlir
Jarrett VanderMay
Venessa Buxcel *
Miranda Dale
Ciara Eberle-Faulk *
Carson Good *
Kirsten Kiewel
Emily Knutson
Kelsey Lensegrav *
Jeremy Ring *
Shaina Solon *
Pictured (L-R): mother Mariah Kimball, grandmother Tammy Twiss, great great
grandmother Mary Bull Bear holding Merrick James Kimball, and great grandmother Mary “Tudy” Pierce.
McKenzie Stilwell
Emma Stone
Lindsey VanderMay
“B” Honor Roll
Sam Pretty Bear Jr.
Aubrey Schnee
Matthew Waters
Jed Brown
JoAnne Cross-Amiotte
Wyatt Enders
Aaron Janis
Brennan Kukal
Brendon Porch
Zach Stone
Kyler Ferguson
Elijah Hogen
Steven Kiewel
Tigh Livermont
Chloe Baldwin
AJ Bendt
Mariah Dale
Geoffrey DeVries
Colby Enders
David Kary
Summer Last Horse
Paul Smiley
Jackie Thayer
Storm Wilcox
Sydney Word
Middle School
“A” Honor Roll
Kaelan Block
Esperanza Hartman
Rosemary Hoon *
Ajiah Ortiz-Pierce
Aybree Pitman
Reese Sudbeck
Marcella Baldwin
Kaylee Eisenbraun *
Cameron Good *
Marcus Herber *
Katy O’Daniel
Rosalie Rosales-Kleinhans
Savannah Solon *
Anna Stone *
Tel VanderMay
Ashantae Bement
Lavin Bendt
Greyson DeVries *
Jarred Hicks *
Lilly Jandreau
Luke Keegan*
Kobe Lamont
Richard Lamont
Kaycee O’Daniel
“B” Honor Roll
Patrick Brown
Dawn Claussen
Tyra Fugate
Abe Herber
Hunter Johnson
Sage Keegan
Ashley Letellier
Mataya Livermont
Tarryn Petrak
Katherine Plenty Bull
Stephanie Ring
Jory Rodgers
Kianna Badure
Triston Swift Hawk
Kaylee O’Daniel
Adie Patterson
Eve Patterson
Katie Reddest
Seth Slovek
Naomi Thayer
Dylan VanderMay
Certified copies of birth records from across the state are available in Jackson County, according to Mitzi Mitchell, Register of
Deeds. The office has access to computerized birth records
statewide and can issue a certified copy of any South Dakota
birth. In the past, birth records were only available from the county
where the birth occurred or from the South Dakota Department of
Health, Vital Records Program.
Birth records are available from 1905 on.
As earlier years are entered in the computerized system,
records from those years will also become available.
The cost for a certified copy of a birth record is $15.00 as of
July 1, 2012.
* indicates a 4.0
Kadoka Area School District
Elementary Honor Roll
All A’s
Makaylan Bonenberger
Jyntre Coller
Gracie Eisenbraun
Tawny Gropper
Linoln Koehn
Chye Livermont
Crystal Livermont
Alexandria Madsen
Jared Nemecek
Dalton Porch
Don Schofield
Levi Sharp
Damius Spotted Elk
Mason Stilwell
Andi Stone
Gus Stout
Chael Thorn
Isabella Williams
All A’s & B’s
Adam Amiotte
Breezy Amiotte
Lanie Blair
Maxx Blair
Kash Block
Madison Brown
Hannah Brunsch
Kyla Clifford
Willard DeCory
Cyril Eisenbraun
Cass Finn
Wyatt Fransua
Denton Good
Jackson Grimes
Jordan Grimes
Storm Guptill
TJ Hamar
Tia Has No Horse
Charlie Heathershaw
Garrett Hermann
Caden Stoddard
Sammi Jo Stout
Gaven Sudbeck
Emelia VanderMay
Ian VanderMay
Alivia Waldner
Maggie Whirlwind
Tyus Williams
Emily Zickrick
Maxwell Zickrick
Savon Iron Rope
Hudson Johnson
Felicity Keegan
Farryn Knutson
Kalee Leach
Sina Little Elk
Ivan Littlesun
James Livermont
Jonathon MacFeat
Tyrel Mansfield
Bradley Martin
Reece Ohrtman
Reed Ohrtman
Alonso Ortiz
Dustin Plenty Bull
Kyra Poitra
Tyler Ring
Morgan Sammons
Kaitlyn Schofield
Ryan Shuck
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Kadoka Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
Robert L. Young__________________________________
Edith “Thelma” Johannesen_________________________
Robert Leroy Young, age 94, of
Kadoka, S.D., died Monday,
March 3, 2014, at the Rapid City
Regional Hospital.
Robert Leroy Young was born
June 15, 1919, at Reeds Spring,
Mo., the son of Edgar and Narcissus “Dude” (Smith) Young. At the
age of five, he moved with his family to Pajaro Valley, Calif., where
he received his education.
Robert entered the U.S. Army,
serving in World War II. After his
honorable discharge, he returned
to southern California. He was
united in marriage to Alma Lewis
on August 18, 1946, in Mexico.
They made their home in Hollister, Calif., for one year before moving to Prunedale, Calif. Robert
worked for the Civil Service at Ft.
Ord as a heavy equipment operator and also was in the Navy Reserves. He retired in 1979, and
began driving school bus for the
next seven years.
His wife, Alma, preceded him in
Edith "Thelma" Johannesen,
age 97, Quinn, S.D., died March 2,
2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.
Edith "Thelma" Chadwick was
born January 24, 1917, to Elvin
and Edith (Rush) Chadwick in
Wabasha, Minn., in her Grandma
Chadwick’s home. At six months
of age they moved to St. Paul,
Minn. A year and a half later, she
was joined by her sister, Stella.
Because of her father’s declining
health, they moved to Cottonwood
when she was 11 years old. There
were lots of things for a city girl to
learn on the farm. She worked on
the N.Y.A. program making mattresses until Pearl Harbor was
bombed and the program was
On December 17, 1941, she
married Harry Johannesen, the
love of her life, in Rushville, Neb.
They moved on the hill above her
parents. Two years later they
started their family. She enjoyed
raising a big garden and canning.
She loved seeing all the animals
on the farm, especially the baby
animals. Every year she raised
lots of chickens.
death on November 11, 2004. He
continued to make his home in
California, where he enjoyed
watching baseball and football. He
was an avid bowler for many years
and enjoyed drinking beer. Robert
was also a member of the VFW.
Survivors include his daughter,
Beth Murray and her husband,
Willard, of Philip; three stepdaughters, Juanita Brier of San
Bernardino, Calif., Virginia Denning of Madera, Calif., and Phyllis
Rodrques of Tracy, Calif.; 16
grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 114 great-great-grandchildren;
In addition to his wife, Alma,
Robert was preceded in death by
his brother, Edgar Glea Young;
sister, Vida Delois Crowe; and two
stepsons, Calven Eugene McKinney and Harley Joe McKinney.
Memorial services will be held
at a later date.
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.
State of South Dakota | Senator Jim Bradford
Legislative Week 7
Greetings from your District 27
Senator Jim Bradford.
We’ve now completed the seventh week of work in Pierre. We
passed “cross-over” on Feb. 25th,
and now will focus on House Bills,
just as the House will take up the
bills which have passed the Senate. When bills are passed by the
other body, but with changes that
may not be accepted by the other
legislative body, they must end up
in a conference committee to iron
out the differences.
The last couple weeks of each
Session have a lot of moving parts
as the Appropriations Committee
gets the final revenue numbers,
adjusts the budget accordingly,
and figures in the cost of any new
legislation which passes which impacts the General Fund.
Health care has been at the
forefront this Session. Several
bills were primarily sponsored by
Democrats which would have a
tremendous impact on the lives
and health of South Dakotans.
I was proud to co-sponsor SB
122 which would provide audiology services for South Dakota’s
children. The prime sponsors were
District 21 Democrats and my
good friends, Sen. Billie Sutton
and Rep. Julie Bartling. Prior to
bringing this issue forward, insurance companies actually provided
no coverage for hearing aids. It
was all out of pocket, unless those
requiring services were Medicaid
eligible. SB 122 did not require insurance companies to offer this
benefit, but sought to define what
those benefits should be if the insurance companies chose to offer a
plan. It lays out guidelines which
include providing for physician
care and licensed audiology services. Due to support for this issue,
3 of the 4 biggest insurance companies in the state are now committed
life-changing services. Another related bill (HB 1166) was supported
by the Governor through the
Health and Human Services Department. It proposes to expand
the use of the Telecommunications
for the Deaf Fund to provide hearing aids on a sliding scale according to economic need. The fund
has been growing over the years
with $15 cents from every phone
line, including cellular, contributing to the fund. Let’s hope that
these efforts will help children.
Proper diagnosis and services to
hearing-impaired children will
change lives.
While it doesn’t happen very
often in our area, farmers and
ranchers that have land covered
with non-meandered water will
want to know that some steps are
being taken to protect their rights.
A bill passed the House which restricts the use of motorized vehicles or combustion engines on
private property, even if it is covered by water or frozen water.
These engines cannot be used on a
non-meandered lake within 660
feet of an occupied dwelling,
church, school, or livestock confinement.
County officials will want to
know that the bill that redefined
Ag property with only a $1,000 income provision is going to be
pulled by the sponsors. Their lobbyist told me that they will be satisfied to have the Ag land property
tax task force study the issue this
summer. Several of our Directors
of Equalization expressed concerns about the shift that would
occur in property taxes.
I invite you to contact me with
your questions and concerns on
this or any other topic. I may be
605-685-4241 or
reached at
through email at [email protected]
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3 c. white sugar
6 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
5 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1.) Preheat oven to 350* F. Grease
and flour 2-9-inch round cakes.
2.) In a medium bowl,cream together the butter and sugar until
light and fluffy. Beat in the
eggs,one at a time then stir in the
vanilla. Combine the flour,baking
powder and salt;stir into the batte
Meals for the Elderly
Monday, March 10: Tater tot casserole, green beans, biscuit, and
Tuesday, March 11: Swiss steak in mushroom grave, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, bread, and pears.
Wednesday, March 12: Homemade pizza with meat and vegetables,
corn O’Brien, and apricots.
Thursday, March 13: Sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, peas, bread, and
cherry crisp with topping.
Friday, March 14: Chicken enchiladas, lettuce salad, V-8 juice, and
Questions or for more information about the meals program please call
Upcoming Area Events
Thursday, March 6:
•District boys basketball at Jones County.
•KCBA meeting at Club 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 7:
•District boys basketball at Jones County.
•Middle school boys basketball tourney at Kadoka.
Saturday, March 8:
•Middle school boys basketball tourney at Kadoka.
Monday, March 10:
•Jackson County Commissioners’ meeting at Jackson County courthouse in Kadoka, 9:00 a.m.
•Kadoka city council meeting at city finance office at 7:00 p.m.
[email protected]
In November 1970, she was
widowed. She continued to live on
the farm with her son, Howard,
until June 2006 when he suddenly
passed away. Then she moved to
Rapid City to live with her daughter, Betty, and her husband,
She enjoyed reading, writing
letters to people in the hospital,
military, or any other occasion,
solving crossword puzzles and visiting with family and friends.
Fellowship of God | Dr. James L. Snyder
Church Ain’t What It
Used to Be
I have been going to church for
more years than I care to remember. I rather like going to church. I
do not go to church because I have
to. I go to church because it is a
wonderful place and it is filled
with wonderful people. Are there
hypocrites in the church? Yes, a
whole lot more.
In the news recently was a
snake handling church in Kentucky. They believe you can pick
up a poisonous snake and if it
bites you, it will not kill you. I
know the Scripture they use for
that, but I am not sure they understand what that Scripture really
The fact that the minister of
that church died from a snakebite
might bring into question the validity of what they believe.
I would not feel comfortable in
that church I am sure.
Then I learned of a church in
Virginia. I have often had a lot of
respect for Virginia and visited
quite a few times. Some great men
and even presidents have come
from the state of Virginia. You can
imagine how alarmed I was to
hear about this new church.
When somebody told me about
it, I thought they were saying it
was a “Knewest church.” I never
heard of such a thing. My question
quite naturally was, what is it that
these people knew. I am constantly
open for any new information so
my curiosity went up.
Then my friend pulled out his
smart phone and showed me a
videotape that was on the news
about this church. It was not a
“Knewest church” but rather a
nudist church.
When I watched it, I laughed
because I believed my friend was
playing a prank on me. There are
stupid people in the world, I
admit, but I think even stupidity
has a limit.
He finally convinced me that
this was a real news story of a real
nudist church in Virginia. Fortunately, the people who produced
this video for the news strategically blurred out certain parts of
the video of which I am everlastingly thankful.
It is a legitimate church and the
motto, according to the pastor, is
that they do not want to judge people by the clothing they are wearing. Really! How about judging
people by the clothing they are not
Bible Study: Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Kadoka Presbyterian Church. This study is on the Holy
Spirit and is led by Ken Toews. Everyone is welcome.
Ladies Bible Study: A nine week study, “A Journey of Faith, the Life of Moses,” is being held at the Kadoka
Presbyterian Church. The study begins Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. The
study concludes on March 10 and 12. Please join us.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Each Wednesday night at the Young Life building on Main Street. Supper is at 6:30 p.m. with devotions to follow. All high school aged students are welcome.
Release Time: Each Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. for students aged from kindergarten through eighth grade at
Kadoka Presbyterian Church.
Catechism: At Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Wednesday evenings. Supper and fellowship at 6:00
p.m. with class to follow for students aged sixth through twelfth grade.
Inspiration Point
The Foundation of Wisdom
Proverbs 9:10 tells us, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
The connection between these two concepts may initially be difficult to grasp:
How can fearing God make us wise?
First, we need to understand what it means to fear the Lord. This term is
used to describe an awesome reverence for God that moves us to acknowledge
Him as the sovereign Ruler of heaven and earth, submit to His will, and walk
in obedience. The result of such a response will be the acquisition of wisdom.
For those of us who commit to living for the Father’s purposes rather than
our own, a greater understanding of the Lord starts to develop. The Holy Spirit
will enable us to see circumstances and people from His divine perspective. This
kind of wisdom reaches beyond human perception and gives us discernment to
make decisions that fit into the Lord’s plans for our lives. Knowing that He always works for our best interest, we are empowered to walk confidently through
both good times and bad.
But there are those who reject God’s instructions—they dishonor Him by refusing to acknowledge His right to rule their lives. It’s foolish to rebel against
His authority and think you can win. Fearing God is the only way to know real
What is your attitude toward the Lord? If you truly reverence Him, you will
listen for His directions and heed His warnings. A desire to honor and please
Him will motivate you to turn from evil and seek to live in obedience. And the
result will be wisdom beyond human understanding.
Friday, March 21:
•Community play at Kadoka auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 23:
•Community play at Kadoka auditorium at 2:00 p.m.
NOTICE: Free Federal Tax return preparation is available at the Jackson County Library, Kadoka. Returns for low and middle income taxpayers of all ages are prepared. Call Deb Moor 837-2689 at library for an
appointment. Or Bob McDaniel 605-859-2227 (Philip) for information.
NOTICE: The Jackson County Library in Kadoka will be closed on March
12, 13, & 14.
Apart from the sheer ridiculousness of this sort of matter, one
matter truly annoys me. Where do
they keep their offering? On second thought, I do not want to
Then a brilliant idea sloshed its
way through the corridors of my
mind. What if these two congregations had a convention together?
The snake handler’s and the nudist churches get together for an annual convention. Can you imagine
the craziness of such a thing as
Then I got to thinking about it
again. That would be grossly unfair to the snakes. Who in the
world would they bite first? On the
other hand, would they grow legs
and run for the nearest door?
I remembered what Jesus said
to Peter referring to the church.
“And I say also unto thee, That
thou art Peter, and upon this rock
I will build my church; and the
gates of hell shall not prevail
against it” (Matthew 16:18).
The church does not belong to
men or any one man. It belongs exclusively to God. The more
churches look like the world
around it the less pleasing it is to
Jesus, the head of the church.
Church Events:
Wednesday, March 12:
•Indian education meeting at Kadoka school at 5:30 p.m. - school
board meeting to follow.
Saturday, March 22:
•Community play at Kadoka auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
After a fall in May 2010 she was
unable to walk again so moved
into the Good Samaritan Nursing
Home in New Underwood.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty (Bruno) Blaszkowski of
Rapid City; her sons, Gene (Ester)
Johannesen and Jerry (Jody) Johannesen, all of Wall; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren;
seven great-great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Harry; her son,
Howard; her parents; and her sister, Stella.
Visitation will be held from 4:00
to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March
6, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in
Wall, and one hour preceding the
services at the church on Friday.
Services will be held at 10:30
a.m. Friday, March 7, at the
United Methodist Church in Wall,
with Pastor Darwin Kopfman officiating.
Interment will be at the Mt.
Hope Cemetery in Quinn.
A memorial has been established to the Good Samaritan Center of New Underwood.
WIC, Food
Stamps & EBT
Phone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Church Calendar
Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Frezil Westerlund
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.
Kadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - May
Release Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
Interior • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
Father Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
Confession After Mass
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.
Gus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
Midland • Rev. Glenn Denke • 462-6169, SD
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Sunday Worship--10:00 a.m. MT/11:00 a.m. CT
Kadoka Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
Classified Advertising & Thank You Rates:
$5.00 minimum for 20 words, plus 10Вў for each additional word. Call 837-2259 or email: press
Help Wanted
Real Estate
HELP WANTED: Fun summer job,
Badlands Trading Post & Prairie
Homestead, Cactus Flat, Exit 131 off
station/historic sod home/gift shops.
Full or part time, flexible scheduling.
Contact Heidi at 433-5411. KP32-6tc
HOUSE FOR SALE: 4-5 bedrooms,
3 full baths, full finished basement
with fireplace, 2 large decks, oversized garage, underground sprinkler
system, price reduced. Call 605-3902615.
STEEL & CONCRETE: Will do all your concrete
construction jobs. Call us and we will
give you a quote. Office 837-2621,
Rich’s cell 431-2226, toll free 877867-4185.
HELP WANTED: An experienced,
full-time mechanic at Les’ Body
Shop, Philip. Must have own tools.
Wage DOE. Stop in and apply with
Mike. 859-2744.
Main Street, Kadoka, directly across
from school. Call Jim Plaggemeyer
(605) 438-3010, or Matthew (605)
Thank You
Thank you to the doctors and entire nursing staff at the Philip hospital
for the great care I received during
my stay. Thank you to Rob and
Peggy for everything you have done
for me.
Bob Eckert
APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bedroom units, all utilities included.
Young or old. Need rental assistance
or not, we can house you. Just call 1800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby
and pick up an application. Gateway
Apartments, Kadoka.
A very BIG thank you to all who
donated pies and other gift cards and
certificates for our resident's activity
fundraiser. We raised a little over
$900 in which this will pay for quite a
few bus rides and supplies. Thanks
again your continued support and it
is truly appreciated.
Cathy Stone
KNH Activities Coordinator
all types of trenching, ditching and directional boring work. See Craig,
Diana, Sauntee or Heidi Coller,
Kadoka, SD, or call 605/837-2690.
Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee cell
390-8604, email [email protected]
SEPTIC TANK PUMPING: Call 8372243 or contact Wendell Buxcel,
Kadoka, SD.
plumbing contractor for all your indoor plumbing and outdoor water
and sewer jobs call Dale Koehn 4411053 or leave a message at 8370112.
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
for milling of 2,146 sq. yards of city
streets will be received by the City of
Kadoka, South Dakota at the City Finance Office until 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on
March 10, 2014. The asphalt to be milled
is approximately 2 to 4 inches thick.
Milled material will be left in place. Envelope shall be marked “Locust Milling
Project”. The bids shall be for two (2)
items: mobilization (lump sum) and
milling (price per square yard). The City
of Kadoka will assist with traffic control.
Bids will be opened and read aloud at
7:15 p.m. (MDT) at the Kadoka City
Council Meeting on Monday, March 10,
2014, and award made as soon as possible. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive
any irregularities therein and reserves
the right to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder as they so determine.
There must be enclosed with each bid a
draft, certified check or cashier’s check
certified or issued by a state or national
bank domiciled in South Dakota, payable
to the order of the City of Kadoka in the
amount of at least 5 percent or, in lieu
thereof, a bid bond of at least 10 percent
of the amount of the bid as a guarantee
that the bidder will enter into the proposed contract and furnish the required
performance bonds.
Each bid must be accompanied by a certificate of insurance with minimum liability
coverage of One Million Dollars
Pursuant to State Law, a copy of the bidder’s sales and use tax license and a
copy of the bidder’s excise tax license as
issued by the State of South Dakota
must accompany the bid. In lieu of a copy
of the license, the bidder shall submit appropriate evidence that the bidder and all
affiliates have the appropriate licenses.
The beginning and ending dates for this
project will be negotiable, to correlate
with the beginning date for the project by
the hot mix asphalt company. The City of
Kadoka will be responsible for traffic control on this project.
Questions regarding this project and bid
specification should be directed to:
Patrick Solon, City Street Superintendent
at 605-837-2140.
Statewide Classifieds: A 25-word classified ad in each of
the states’ 150 daily and weekly newspapers. Call (605) 837-2259.
PURPLE WAVE IS conducting two no-reserve
construction equipment auctions on Thursday,
March 13. Bid now on heavy trucks, dump
trucks, skid steers, backhoes, scrapers, loaders, graders, crane, rollers, oil distributor
truck, excavator, tractors, trailers, forklifts. Bid
now at
seeking quality used skid loader. Send picture
and specifications of unit if priced under
$25,000. If over $25,000, submit sealed bid
labeled “Over $25,000 Skid Loader” to Supt.
Chip Sundberg, Box 416, Highmore, SD
57345, call 605-852-2275 for details.
Visit: for job description.
Submit cover letter, resume and current salary
information to: Maureen Simet, ADVANCE,
PO Box 810, Brookings, SD 57006-0810.
[email protected]
PROM DRESSES 50% off. Central South
Dakota’s largest selection. Hollywood Shop,
333 S. Pierre Street in Pierre. Call 605-2246222 or 605-280-5743 (cell).
PATROL OFFICER – Hourly pay range:
$20.69-$25.17/hr. Visit: Return application w/resume to PO
Box 270, Brookings, SD 57006-0270. [email protected]
WATER/WASTEWATER TRAINING SPECIALIST – provide technical advice, assistance, and training to rural and small town
utilities. Analyze situations, evaluate possible
courses of action, make decisions, and give
advice and recommendations regarding
water/wastewater system operations. Qualified individuals should submit resume, references, and statement of qualifications to:
South Dakota Rural Water, PO Box 287,
Madison, SD 57042. Additional information
can be located at under
[email protected]
accepting applications for FT Highway Maintenance individuals. Benefit package. Motivated, positive attitude, work with others. Valid
CDL. EOE. For application call 605-598-6233.
LPNs/LVNs, CNAs, Med Aides.
Bonus – Free Gas. Call AACO @ 1-800-6564414 Ext.22.
RN opportunities available working in the
beautiful southern Black Hills of SD. We are
located just a short distance from Mount
Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Custer
State Park, Jewel Cave National Park and
many other outdoor attractions. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please
call 605-673-9418 for more information or log
on to to apply. EOE
FARM HELP WANTED: Full-time person for
general farm work on cattle farm, tractor
driver. Experience necessary. Call 605-5472257 or 712-551-7828 for details.
weekly pay, direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take control of your schedule with TriState Nursing. Apply online today. 800-727-1912.
HYDE COUNTY DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION seeking two temporary employees for
countywide reappraisal in Hyde County. Up to
40 hours per week at $10.00 per hour. Application deadline: March 17. Obtain application
at Hyde County Courthouse, 412 Commercial
Avenue, Highmore, SD or call 605-852-2070.
has the following positions open for the 201415 school year: Elem. Teacher and K-12 Vocal
Music Instructor w/wo coaching. Closes
03/14/14. Send LOA and resume to: Kevin
Coles, Supt., PO Box 190, Britton, SD 57430
or [email protected] The Britton-Hecla
School District does not discriminate on the
basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national
origin or handicap in its programs and acitivities or employment practices and policies.
FOR SALE: Spider, Salamanca,and Bridger
pea seed. Looking for experienced seed
growers. Inquiries call Great Northern Ag
701/497-3082 or visit our
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing
Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern,
central, northwestern South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell,
6 0 5 - 2 6 4 - 5 6 5 0 ,
only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide
Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25
words for $150. Each additional word $5.)
Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.
IF YOU UNDERWENT Testosterone Therapy
for low-T and suffered a heart attack, stroke,
pulmonary embolism or a loved one died
while undergoing Testosterone therapy between 2000 and present time, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles
H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727.
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6, 2014, at the total approximate cost of
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Property owners in Jackson County should have received
their assessment notices. These assessments are for the
2014 assessment year and will be used to determine the
property taxes payable in 2015.
Property owners are encouraged to review these notices to
ensure the information is correct. Also, if the property owner
disagrees with the valuation assigned to the property, the
owner has the right to appeal this valuation through the appeal
The local boards of equalization are meeting at 7:00 p.m.
March 17, 2014 at the Kadoka City office. Town of Interior
March 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Cowboy Corner. Cottonwood,
Belvidere dates may be obtained from that town clerks/chairman. Deadline to appeal to these boards is March 20, 2014.
The county board of equalization will meet April 9, 2014 at
3:00 p.m. and continue until all equalization matters are done.
Any property owner wishing to appeal to the county board of
equalization must do so in writing by April 1, 2014.
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
for furnishing, laying and compacting approximately 500 tons of “Hot Mix” asphalt
concrete, with an additional 50 tons to be
used for patching at various locations,
will be received by the City of Kadoka,
South Dakota at the City Finance Office
until 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on March 10, 2014.
Envelope shall be marked “Locust Street
Improvement Project”. The bids shall be
for two (2) items: mobilization (lump sum)
and “Hot Mix” Asphalt Concrete (price
per ton in place). Bids will be opened and
read aloud at 7:15 p.m. (MDT) at the
Kadoka City Council Meeting on Monday,
March 10, 2014, and award made as
soon as possible. The City reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all bids
and to waive any irregularities therein
and reserves the right to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder as
they so determine.
The “Hot Mix” shall be laid 4 inches thick
in 2 inch compacted lifts, with emulsified
asphalt tack applied under each lift. Asphalt concrete shall meet South Dakota
specifications E1 P.G. 58-28. The owner
reserves the right to increase or decrease the quantities bid by up to 25% for
budget purposes with no change in unit
Payment for “Hot Mix” will be made to the
nearest one tenth (0.1) ton on weigh tickets that accompany each delivered and
placed load on this project.
There must be enclosed with each bid a
draft, certified check or cashier’s check
certified or issued by a state or national
bank domiciled in South Dakota, payable
to the order of the City of Kadoka in the
amount of at least 5 percent or, in lieu
thereof, a bid bond of at least 10 percent
of the amount of the bid as a guarantee
that the bidder will enter into the proposed contract and furnish the required
performance bonds.
Each bid must be accompanied by a certificate of insurance with minimum liability
coverage of One Million Dollars
Pursuant to State Law, a copy of the bidder’s sales and use tax license and a
copy of the bidder’s excise tax license as
issued by the State of South Dakota
must accompany the bid. In lieu of a copy
of the license, the bidder shall submit appropriate evidence that the bidder and all
affiliates have the appropriate licenses.
The beginning date for this project will be
negotiable; however, all work on this project must be completed before August 15,
2014. A penalty of $100.00 per day will
be assessed for each day past August
15, 2014, that the project remains incomplete. The City of Kadoka will be responsible for traffic control on this project.
Any questions may be directed to the County Director of
Rosemarie Bennett, CAA
Jackson County
Director of Equalization
Questions regarding this project and bid
specification should be directed to:
Patrick Solon, City Street Superintendent
at 605-837-2140.
[Published March 6 & 13, 2014, at the total approximate cost of $104.60]
[Published February 20 & 27 and March
6, 2014, at the total approximate cost of
The deadline for filing nomination petitions is March 25, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. If a
petition is mailed by registered mail by
March 25, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., it shall be
considered filed.
Nominating petitions for the offices of
County Commissioner
District 1 - 4 years
County Commissioner
District 3 - 4 years
County Commissioner
District 5 - 4 years
County Auditor
4 years
County Sheriff
4 years
County Register of Deeds
4 years
County Coroner
(2 year unexpired term)
Voter registration for the Municipal Election to be held on April 8, 2014 will close
on March 24, 2014. Failure to register by
this date will cause forfeiture of voting
rights for this election. If you are in doubt
about whether you are registered, check
the Voter Information Portal at HYPERLINK
"" or call the county auditor
at (605) 837-2422.
Registration may be completed during
regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office,
secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide drivers licenses,
SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment
and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor
to request a mail-in registration form or
access a form at
Voters with disabilities may contact the
county auditor for information and special
assistance in voter registration, absentee
voting, or polling place accessibility.
3 Republican delegates
to state convention
Jo Manke-Rodgers,
Finance Officer
Town of Belvidere
3 Democratic delegates
to state convention
[Published March 6 &13, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $26.00]
Statements to be filed by persons wishing
to fill positions of Republican Precinct
Committeemen or Republican Precinct
shall be filed in the office of the County
Auditor located in the county courthouse
during regular business hours (Jackson
County Courthouse: between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m.
and 5:00 p.m., local time).
Nominating petitions for the office of
U. S. Senator
6 years
U. S. Representative
2 years
4 years
State Senator - District 27
2 years
State Representative - District 27
2 years
shall be filed in the office of the Secretary
of State, State Capitol Building, Pierre,
SD 57501, between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Vicki D. Wilson
Jackson County Auditor
[Published March 6 & 13, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $52.66]
Notice of Vacancy
and Filing Deadline
The following offices will become vacant
due to the expiration of the present terms
of office of the elective directors:
DIRECTOR 1: Representing all of
Haakon County; Rainy Creek/Cheyenne,
Sunnyside, Ash, Cedar Butte, Huron,
Peno, and Shyne townships in Pennington County; and Dalzell Canyon and
Northeast Pennington Unorganized Territories in Pennington County. FOUR
DIRECTOR 3: Representing all of Mellette County; Morgan, Mullen, Okaton,
Scovil, Williams Creek, and Zickrick townships in Jones County; and Grandview
and Westover Unorganized Territories in
Jones County. FOUR YEAR TERM.
DIRECTOR 5: Representing the cities of
Oacoma and Reliance in Lyman County;
Oacoma township in Lyman County; and
East Lyman and Lower Brule Unorganized Territories in Lyman County. FOUR
Nominating petitions may be obtained
Monday through Friday from the following
offices between the hours of:
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Secretary of
State’s office & County Auditor’s office
8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at West River
Water Development District office
(a) Secretary of State
State Capitol, Suite 204
500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone No. 773-3537
(b) West River Water Development
PO Box 407
307 Main Street
Murdo, SD 57559-0407
Phone No. 669-2931
(c) All local County Auditor’s offices
The petition must be filed with the Secretary of State’s office no earlier than the 1st
day of January, 2014, and no later than
5:00 p.m. CT, Tuesday, March 25, 2014,
for the primary election. Petitions which
are mailed by REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED MAIL prior to 5:00 p.m. CT, March
25, 2014, the last day to file, will be considered timely filed.
Jake Fitzgerald, Manager
West River Water Development District
[Published March 6 & 13, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $47.46]
Voter registration for the Kadoka Area
School District 35-2 School Board election to be held on the 8th day of April,
2014, will close on the 24th day of March,
2014. Failure to register by this date will
cause forfeiture of voting rights for this
election. If you are in doubt about
whether you are registered, check the
Voter Information Portal at HYPERLINK
or call the Jackson county auditor at 8372422, the Jones county auditor at 6697100 or Haakon county auditor at
Registration may be completed during
regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office,
secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses,
SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment,
and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor
to request a mail-in registration form or
access a mail-in form at HYPERLINK
Voters with disabilities may contact the
county auditor for information and special
assistance in voter registration, absentee
voting, or polling place accessibility.
Jo Beth Uhlir,
Business Manager
Kadoka Area School District
[Published March 6 &13, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $29.26]
Estate of
Alice B. Wilmarth,
PRO. NO. 14-01
Notice is given that on the 20th day of
February, 2014, Kenneth D. Wilmarth,
whose address is PO Box 326, Kadoka,
SD 57543 was appointed as Personal
Representative of the Estate of Alice B.
Creditors of decedent must file their
claims within four months after the date
of the first publication of this notice or
their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the personal
representative or may be filed with the
clerk with a copy of the claim mailed to
the personal representative.
Dated this 28th day of March, 2011.
/s/ Kenneth D. Wilmarth
Kenneth D. Wilmarth
PO Box 326
Kadoka, SD 57543
Clerk of Courts
Jackson County Courthouse
PO Box 128
Kadoka, South Dakota 57543
Kemnitz Law Office
PO Box 489
Philip, SD 57567
[Published February 27, March 6 & 13,
Public Notice
Friday at Noon
8 - Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Kadoka Press
Applications for CRP hay available
Winner Regional Extension Center
Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist 842-1267
SDSU Research on Spring
Wheat Seeding Rates
Spring wheat planting season
is approaching, and several growers have indicated intentions of
beginning soon. Seeding rate is a
management decision that is a
critical component toward achieving maximum profitability on your
farming operation (revenue less
seed cost).
With funding from the South
(, new
spring wheat seeding rate research has been conducted by
SDSU Agronomists from 20102013 in eastern South Dakota.
This research showed a seeding
rate of 1.2 million pure live seeds
(PLS) per acre maximized yields
in 3 out of 4 years. The 2.3
bushel/acre increase in yield in
2012 would have covered the cost
of increasing the seeding rate from
1.2 to 1.8 million PLS/acre in that
particular year, but averaged over
the last 4 years, profit per acre
was slightly reduced by increasing
seeding rates above the 1.2 million
Assuming an average germination of 95% (viable seed) and purity of 99%, the 1.2 million
PLS/acre (28 PLS/ft2) equates to a
1.3 million seeds/acre. During the
study, seed size varied from
12,812 to 26,374 seeds per pound,
which can change the planting
rate from 1.69 bushels to 0.82
bushels per acre, to achieve the
same number of seeds per acre.
( and other labs offers germination (viable seed),
purity, and seed count services to
help growers achieve their targeted seeding rates. Informal surveys suggest most growers are
currently closer to the 1.5 to 1.8
million PLS/acre seeding rate. The
updated seeding rate recommendations based on this recent study
will leave the previous recommended seeding rates unchanged;
Good seedbed – 1.2 million PLS/A
or 28 PLS/sq ft; Poor seedbed – 1.5
million PLS/A or 35 PLS/sq ft;
Late planting – 1.8 million PLS/A
or 42 PLS/sq ft.
To calculate seeding rate: Bu/A
seeding rate = recommended seeding rate (PLS/A)/% germination/100 x % purity/100 x seeds/lb
1,200,000/(0.95 x 0.99 x 16,000 x
60) = 1.3 Bu/A.
Wheat has the ability to flex
components of yield to achieve
equal yield with less plants. In
this study, components of yield
(heads per live seed planted,
heads per square foot, seeds per
head, and seed size) were measured to help explain the adjustments spring wheat plants can
make under a range of plant populations. As seeding rate increased, the number of heads per
live seed planted decreased, and
the number of heads per square
foot were similar at 60-61 heads.
At lower seeding rates, plants increased the number of seeds per
head and produced larger seeds.
In summary, with good seedbed
conditions and normal planting
dates, 1.2 million PLS/acre will
achieve yields equal to that of
higher seeding rates because
spring wheat plants can adjust
yield components with the resources available. Averaged over
the last 4 years, profit per acre
was slightly reduced by increasing
seeding rates above the 1.2 million
There is reason to increase
seeding rate however, such as limiting multiple tillers. A higher percentage of main tillers produces
larger heads and shortens the
window of heading and flowering,
allowing more timely heading
time fungicide applications.
For more information about
this spring wheat seeding rate
study, contact Nathan Mueller
(688-4211), or to view Nathan’s
article, complete with graphs
and click “Crop Management”.
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Midwest Coopertives is again
joining with other CHS Country
Operations locations for the
fourth "Harvest for Hunger" food
drive. They will be gathering
funds, food, and grain to help
fight hunger in the local communities. This year's campaign will
be from March 1st to March 20th
CHS will again be matching
contributions to local charities of
the employee's choice, which
makes your donation help even
more! Feeding South Dakota will
again be the recipient of the
meals collected.
In the past three years our patrons, business partners, friends,
and employees have raised
$119,329 for Feeding South
Dakota which is 596,645 meals
for local families; along with donating $45,441 to the Pierre/Fort
Pierre Food Pantry, providing
227,205 meals. We also have donated funds and food items to the
Hyde County, Wall and Lyman
County Food Pantries.
You can make a big difference
in the lives of many local families!
We hope we can count on your
help again this year. All Midwest
Cooperatives locations will begin
accepting donations of money,
grain or food items on March 1st.
If you have any questions
please contact Bob Fuller at our
Pierre office, 605-224-5935.
For $150, place your ad in 150
South Dakota daily & weekly
papers through the …
Baled residue from CRP ground
will be available in limited quantities. SDDA will coordinate the
donation effort between the CRP
participant and the livestock producer. The recipient will be responsible for expenses and
arrangements associated with
transporting the donated hay.
Extra precautions may need to be
exercised as movability of the hay
is limited.
Producers receiving hay will be
selected by SDDA based on the
number of applications received,
the amount of hay available.
Applications for the program
can be found at
or by contacting SDDA. For more
information, contact Jamie Crew
at 605-773-4073.
The South Dakota Department
of Agriculture encourages ranchers from blizzard disaster declared
counties to apply for donated 2013
Conservation Reserve Program
(CRP) mid-term management hay
Applications are being accepted
until 5:00 p.m. CDT, Friday,
March 21.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency is
allowing producers with 2013
CRP mid-term management hay
to donate the baled residue to
SDDA, rather than destroy it.
All producers in the affected
Atlas blizzard counties are eligible
for the donated hay. Submitting
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