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New Worthing Police Chief resigns

Zahns honored for years of service

Barely a month after he was hired, Brion Kimball resigned from his position as Worthing Police Chief. “Kimball was given a compelling offer by the City of Centerville and has chosen to remain there,” said Worthing Mayor Eric Saugstad. Kimball was working at Centerville when he accepted the position as Police Chief in Worthing in March. He had continued to work at both communities during the transition period. Saugstad said that they would be looking for a new police chief. “We’ve got a couple of good options that we’re pursuing right now, and hopefully we’ll have a new police chief soon,” he said. In the meantime, the City will continue to be under the protection of part-time police officers Travis Johns and Scott Gaalswyk.

At the April 8 meeting of the Worthing City Commission, State Rep. Jim Bolin, District 16, presented former mayor George Zahn with a commemoration. “One of the privileges you have in the Legislature is you have the chance to honor people. House commemoration 1016 for 2013 honors George and his wife, Janell, for their years of service,” Bolin said. Zahn thanked Bolin for the honor and commended the commission on a job well done. “A year ago tomorrow night I did something strange. I walked to the ballot box and felt relieved,” Zahn said. “I think it’s because of the people that I turned it over to. I knew that you guys would do a great job and I thank you. It’s been a nice retirement.” Mayor Eric Saugstad thanked Zahn for his service to the community. In other business, the commissioners approved March vouchers and salaries and the March 25 meeting minutes. Jon Fischer with Stockwell Engineers presented information about the lighting for the Safe Routes to School project. Working with Xcel Energy, they have come up with the plan to add 17 lights around the school area at a cost of about $2,700 for the lights themselves and then about $24,000 to

Pet Clinic to be held May 11 On Saturday, May 11 a Pet Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Civic Center in Worthing. Worthing residents are encouraged to come and register their pets. Vaccinations will be available through Companion Animal Clinic out of Canton, SD. Vaccinations include: Dog and Cat Rabies and distemper, Cat Lukemia shots and Dog Bordetella.

BY WENDY SWEETER

Representative Jim Bolin honored George Zahn and his wife, Janell for their years of service to the Worthing community. move the electrical wires underground. The commissioners moved to approve the hiring of Xcel to install the underground wiring and the light poles. The commission also approved the first reading of ordinance 2013-264-5 to amend ordinance 231 on animal noise.

The amended ordinance would have a provision that would make owners subject to escalating monetary fines for each disturbance occurring within a one year period of time. Fine amounts will be based on a resolution set forth by the city commission.

Close call at Countryside Convenience BY WENDY SWEETER

A fire started by a pickup at Countryside Convenience southwest of Worthing April 27 did not last long but totaled the pickup and damaged two gas pumps. Paul Garbers, owner of the convenience store, said the man driving

the pickup had borrowed it from a friend while traveling from Hudson to Tea when he stopped to fuel up around 6:20 p.m. April 27. “When he pulled up to the gas pump, going back on the surveillance camera, we saw a little puff of smoke come off his grill then,”

Garbers said. He said watching the tape it was 6:19 p.m. when the pickup pulled in. Then the pickup smoked periodically for six minutes before it started on fire. Garbers said some of the media reports have been misreported. ■ FIRE, page 3

Pictured at right: Worthing fireman, Jarrod Hudelson checking out the truck that was involved in the Apr. 27 fire at Countryside Convenience. Above: Work begins to repair the pumps damaged by the fire. Damage was estimated to be $75,000 to $100,000.

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Freemasons in Masonic regalia laid first cornerstone of Capitol fairly quickly, and for much of a nation. of its history the Capitol has Originally referred to either been needing expanas the “Congress House,” sion, undergoing construcJefferson insisted instead on calling it the Capitol, a word tion, or recently having finished rooted in renovation. Latin that has Thornassociations ton’s with the Roblueprint was man temple of submitted Jupiter Option January mus Maximus 31, 1793 and on Capitoline construction Hill. William began in Thornton’s original John’s Journey September of that same design of the John Pribnow year. (It is Capitol looks safe to say very different things moved from today’s quicker in Capitol. The the late eighteenth century.) main reason for that would George Washington, alongbe size. Kentucky became side eight other Freemasons the fifteenth state to join the dressed in full Masonic union in June of 1792, and Thornton somehow managed regalia, laid the cornerstone. Though construction did not to predict the manifest not finish for another eleven destiny of the United States, years, Congress was first so things got pretty squeezy

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n 1792, a competition was held. The monetary prize promised to the winner was $500. The challenge was simple: design the Capitol and the “President’s House.” Nobody won. At that time our infant country may have been chock full of revolutionaries, but in the way of accomplished architects, well, let’s just say our strengths laid elsewhere. Luckily, an amateur architect named William Thornton submitted a late entry that satisfied the picky choosing committee headed by one Thomas Jefferson. Using the Louvre and the Paris Pantheon for inspiration, Thornton’s submission was described as an admirable combination of “grandeur, simplicity, and beauty.” It marked a unique beginning to an iconic building that contains the history

held in the building in 1800 at the urging of President John Adams in a bid to garner more Southern votes in the upcoming presidential election. Church services were regularly held in the Capitol until the Civil War. Soon after the Capitol’s finishing touches were applied in 1811, it was touched by violence for the first time. The War of 1812 saw some unhappy British troops briefly occupy Washington, D.C. and go willy-nilly burning public buildings. Construction from this incident continued until 1826 and produced something new- a dome. Though not the dome we see today atop the Capitol, we have the Brits to thank for the style of the Capitol, which has endured. It was in the 1850’s that hosted the largest expansion of the Capitol, and almost

Choosing the right tomato plants

as if setting the stage for the upcoming Civil War, work was largely performed by slaves. This expansion doubled the size of the Capitol, as the union itself had doubled with California joining our exclusive club, courtesy of Mexico, in September of 1850 (state number thirty one). And this particular expansion brought us the grandiloquent dome sitting high above the Capitol to this day, which weighs upwards of nine million pounds. Then, it seemed like the dome was too much for the rest of the building, so the wings were further widened. Hopping a century forward, the dome underwent its final restoration. The heavy Corinthian columns that once supported the dome were brought down and replaced along with hundreds of blocks of

original stone. The columns can now be viewed near the Mall seemingly in an ode to Persepolis, and the stones act as governmental paperweights in a maintenance yard in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. The last modification to the Capitol began in 2000 and gave us the Capitol Visitor Center. A 1998 shooting forced the issue of funneling visitors more efficiently through the building, and eight years and around half a billion dollars later, it was completed. Your correspondent can personally testify to the beauty of the underground Visitor Center, which is ornamented with statues from many states as well as a replica of the “Statue of Freedom,” which decorates the dome’s peak. And that, dear readers, is your U.S. Capitol experience for the week!

Letter to the editor

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Garbers said the man came into the store to get his receipt, then went back out to leave. When he tried to start the pickup, that is when it started on fire. He said the tape shows the pickup bursting into flames at 6:25 p.m. He got his son out of the pickup and tried to go back and move it away from the pumps but it would not move. Three employees in the store cut the power to the pumps. Garbers, not there when the fire started, got a call from his pastor who happened to be at the station at the time. While Garbers drove back to the station, his pastor and employees called the fire department, poured buckets of water on the pickup and used four fire extinguishers. Garbers pulled the pickup out from under the canopy with a skid loader. “Most people don’t know

that there’s two safety valves in the pump – one up on top and one on the bottom,” Garbers said. “The one up on top held so it never even got to the bottom one which shuts off the supply of fuel to it.” Worthing fire chief Jon Hanson said shutting off the pumps really reduced the damage this fire could have caused. “The biggest thing that helped was the gas station attendant that hit the stop button, the automatic shutoff,” Hanson said. “It was a car fire, otherwise it could have been bad.” Hanson said the fire was out pretty quickly. The Worthing firefighters put the pump and canopy out first and then put the pickup out. As far as damage, the pickup is a total loss. Garbers is estimating the damage to the store at $75,000 to $100,000.

Free Drop Off Day at Lincoln County Transfer Station Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the Lincoln County Transfer Station will sponsor a free drop off day. Only residents of Lincoln County may drop off acceptable items. Large Household Appliances & Automotive Batteries are Acceptable. The Lincoln County Transfer Station WILL NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Steel Fence Posts

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This is your opportunity to clean up and avoid the deposit of unwanted materials in road side ditches or unacceptable pits. If you have questions, please contact the Lincoln County Transfer Station at 372-4503.

Nick Weisenbach is a three year board member of the Lennox Ambulance. He and his wife, Megan, live in Worthing, where he is also a member of the Worthing Fire Department. He works at Heiman Fire Equipment. Nick is an EMT and has been with the Lennox Ambulance for one year. He chose to volunteer because he wanted “to help them out and to help the Worthing community and Worthing Fire Department.” In his spare time Nick enjoys hunting, drag racing and softball. His favorite EMS or safety tip: If in doubt, call 911.

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Nick Weisenbach recognized as Lennox Ambulance volunteer

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NEWS AND INFORMATION

• There will be adult volleyball this summer. If anyone is interested, please contact Crystal at 605-9404653. • The Worthing Park & Rec is having a bean bag fundraiser during Worthing Days! More details to come! • Reminder to turn in summer t-ball, softball, and baseball registration forms into city hall as soon as possible.

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CLEAN-UP DAY MAY 18TH, 2013 1. No Hazardous materials such as paint, paint thinners, weed killers, pesticides. 2. No leaves or grass. 3. No car/truck batteries. 4. Tires are an extra charge: A. 16” and under are $2.25/tire B. 17” and over are $10.00/tire

5. We accept appliances; however, we ask that you load them by the back door. 6. No electronics, including cell phones, pagers, handheld video games, calculators, radios, walkietalkies, small mp3, CD players, cassette players, digital and electronic cameras, computers, printers, scanners, copy machines, fax machines, televisions, VCRs, disc players, DVD players, stereo receivers, to name but a few. Thank you on behalf of Bolte’s Sunrise Sanitary Services and the City of Worthing

Worthing City Hall Hours Located at 208 South Main Street Mon.—Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. & Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon Phone: (605) 372-4113 Fax: 605-372-2194 Mail: PO Box 277, Worthing, S.D. 57077

CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS Monday, May 20, 2013 and Monday, June 10, 2013 Regular Meeting @ 7 p.m. Each meeting begins at 7 p.m. with the exclusion of special meetings. Meetings are now being held in the Worthing Civic Center (American Legion Building). All meetings are open to the public except for Executive Session, which is used only to discuss legal and personnel issues.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6 p.m., Worthing City Hall Planning Commission Meetings: Each meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the exclusion of special meetings. Meetings are held at Worthing City Hall. All meetings are open to the public

Worthing City Officials Eric Saugstad, Mayor: 270-2614, Darren Van Houten, Public Utilities: 212-4908, publicutilities@cityofworthing.com Todd Gannon, Public Works: 254-3229, publicworks@cityofworthing.com Troy Larson, Finance & Revenue: 201-6644, financeandrevenue@cityofworthing.com Carrie McDannel, Public Safety: (605) 941-0665, publicsafety@cityofworthing.com Jeff Tanner, City Administrator: 372-4113, cityadministrator@cityofworthing.com Kay Heiberger, Finance Officer: 372-4113, financeoffficer@cityofworthing.com Jake Sees, Maintenance Lead, 251-4555, leadmaintenance@cityofworthing.com Marie Albertson, Administrative Assistant/Utility Assistant, 372-4113, adminassistant@cityofworthing.com Jason Schroder, Zoning Administrator: 941-2751 zoningadministrator@cityofworthing.com


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FIELD TRIP

Worthing students enjoy trip to Washington Pavilion The Worthing Preschool through Third Grade visited the Washington Pavilion on Friday, April 19. The students thoroughly enjoyed the interactive, hands-on exhibits at the Kirby Science Center! Students were able to explore space, learn about tornadoes, rock climb and more! In the afternoon, Worthing Elementary students attended the exciting Seussical performance.

Worthing students recognized by peers Students from Worthing Elementary were chosen by their classmates in April for consistently demonstrating the character of Citizenship. Students pictured above, from left to right, include: Breyanna Kitzler, Kelsey Bontje, Austin Metivier, Grace Schroeder, Sawyer Hansen, and Aubrey Bunkers.

Worthing City personnel meets with school board The Lennox School District Board of Education 41-4 met on April 8 for their regular monthly meeting. Numbers from the recent kindergarten round up were shared. Lennox Elementary Principal Darin Eich said that during kindergarten screening there were 61 students from Lennox, and 21 students from Worthing. He added that there were eight students that have not gone through screening, making a total of 90 students for Kindergarten and Jr. Kindergarten. Eich said that he knew of 13 people interested in the Jr. Kindergarten program. Superintendent Robert Mayer said that the District could gain an additional 5-10 kindergarten students before the next school year begins. In other discussion items, Mayer said that the board should be aware of the significant changes that will be coming to health care in this country. Business Manager Angela Arlt shared some of the information that she has received from Sanford Health Plan. The new rules will need to be in effect July 1, 2014. Although the “look-back period” will start this July. The “look-back” is to determine hours of employees. Arlt said, “We are going to have to start our lookback period and keep track of everyone’s hours, substitute teachers, coaches and if they work 30 hours per week, we will have to offer health care insurance to them.” The law also requires

the insurance to “be affordable”. Employees can not spend more than 9.5% of their income on health care. Arlt said the District does have personnel that do not meet that rule. Information may change as more is learned on how the law will be implemented. A special board meeting was set for the purpose of discussing the Worthing assessment, which according to Mayer “was rather extraordinary.” That special meeting was held Apr. 29. Jeff Tanner, City of Worthing City Administrator; Eric Saugstad, City of Worthing Mayor; Todd Gannon, City of Worthing Public Works Commissioner; Jon Fischer, Stockwell Engineers; and Larry Nelson, City of Worthing Attorney gave a presentation on the Worthing infrastructure project that will be taking place around the Worthing Elementary School. In other business: Mayer brought up that the school calendar already approved has spring break scheduled over the girls basketball state tournament instead of the boys. It was determined to leave it as is. Discussion on the Chancellor School property also took place. After discussion, the board approved selling the Chancellor property, allowing a combination bid of both building and land, and the building and land separately. The lowest bus bid from Harlow’s Bus Sales was accepted for a 71 passenger bus. The lowest bid was accepted from Great Plains

Roofing for the Lennox Elementary Roof project. The following resignations have been approved by the board: Carla Diede, Middle School Math Teacher; Greg Bryan, Middle School Science and Assistant Football Coach; Todd Smidt, Worthing Elementary 3rd Grade/Middle School Girls Basketball/Middle School Track; Kari Smidt, Lennox Elementary 1st Grade; and Jack Pinkerd, Lennox Elementary 5th Grade. The following hires for the 2013-2014 school year were approved: Matthew Luze, Middle School Social Studies/Reading and Head Football Coach; Paul McVey, Head Boys Basketball Coach; Mike Oltmanns, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach; Angela Temme, Middle School Math Teacher; Robin Mohr, Middle School Science and Middle School Volleyball; Jeff Larsen, Lennox Elementary 4th Grade and Freshman Boys Basketball (Larson is a first year teacher, not former LHS Coach); Sara Baaken, LWC Middle School Band Director; and Amy Lundquist, Lennox Elementary 1st Grade.

Important school dates: Last day of school: May 17, 2:00 dismissal 2013-14 School Year Open House: Aug. 13 (5:30-6:30 p.m. at Worthing Elementary) First Day of school, 2013-14 school year: Tuesday, Aug. 20

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When the going gets tough, Worthing gets going After last week’s ice storm, communities around the area were left with clean-up work to be done. The community of Worthing, made quick work of it during their community wide clean-up day on April 13. The City of Worthing and the Worthing Fire Department coordinated the cleanup effort with volunteers from the city of Worthing. Citizens were asked to put their tree branches along the curb and volunteers would pick them up and bring drop them off by the elevator. The volunteers started at 8:30 am and finished at 3:30 p.m. Pictured here are just some of the hardworking firemen and volunteers that helped.

Volunteers helping out during the fundraiser at the Lennox PIzza Ranch are pictured above and include Dave Reiners (Worthing), Brian Lind (Worthing), Gene Lueb (CHS Market Development Managers), Tim Neuroth (Brandon Safety) and Phyllis Hauger (Brandon and Worthing Ag).

Eastern Farmers Coop held a food and funds drive March 1-20 to help people in need. With the help of their employees, customers, sales reps, and local businesses, EFC raised a total of 168,553 meals. EFC is a CHS local business unit with locations in Minnesota, including Luverne, Magnolia, Kanaranzi and Jasper. EFC has locations in South Dakota, including Garretson, Brandon/Corson, Baltic, Crooks, Canton, Tea, Davis, Hurley, and Worthing. CHS Nutrition in Corson joined EFC in their efforts. EFC donated the funds raised to Feeding South Dakota, Sioux Falls and Second Harvest

Heartland, St Paul MN. Both of these are regional food banks that distribute food to many programs across their respective states. Along with these donations, CHS, Inc. also contributed $21,000 (105,000 meals) which went to our local food pantries and programs. This adds up to a total of 273,553 meals that were given to local people in need! More than 3.2 million meals were raised within the entire CHS, Inc system Harvest for Hunger campaign. Checks are being given to local programs this week. A sincere thank you to all that donated food, funds, and time towards the Harvest for Hunger program.

Above: George Wallenstein loads up fallen branches on a trailer; At right: Jeremy Forrest and Justin Wallenstein fill up the truck with downed branches from around town.

At left: Todd Gannon, Jeremy Forrest, and Mike Straatmeyer cleaning up branches.

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders present Spring concert On Monday night, Apr. 29 the Lennox School District’s first graders presented their Spring concert under the direction of Joy Lang. The group’s song selections included One Big Happy Family, Greatest Mom in the World, What Makes You You?, I Don’t Know Why You Like Me, I’m Gonna Climb My Family Tree, Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow, Small Packages, and Spend Some Time With Your Child. The second and third graders concert featured song Oceans of Fun, We’re Sharks, Commotion in the Ocean, Roundup Under the Sea, and The Colors of the Sea. It also featured several speaking parts throughout the performance.

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Archery team captures back-to-back State Titles Members of the Lennox High School archery team headed west on Apr. 5-6 to defend their 2012 State Archery title at the 2013 State competition held at the Rapid City Civic Center. With LHS also holding Prom Saturday night, several of the participating students shot on Friday to head back. Those shooting Friday were Josh Goeman, Taylor Clay, Shelby Schoffelman, Jake Gundvaldson, Geneva Petrich, and Christian Petrich. After shooting, those students had to wait for their results until everyone finished on Saturday morning. Thirty-seven school districts participated in the State Shoot which included 540 students. Shooting Saturday morning for Lennox were August Meyer, Brianna Johnson, Cody VanDenBosch, Thomas Hagendorn, Brady Rupp, and Ben Wolf. The State title is determined by the top eight scores of each participating school, minimum of three females and three males. Lennox not only claimed the State Championship for the second year in a row but one of their own also captured individual State honors as Josh Goeman took first place with his score of 289. “The kids earned it,” said LHS Archery Team coach Josh Kirchner. “They spent three months working very hard to improve each and every day and the results speak for themselves. I am proud of their effort and I hope they had as much fun as I did.” As a team Lennox garnered a score of 2120 to claim the top honors.

The Lennox High School Archery State Team pictured above, from left to right, (front row): Thomas Hagedorn, Shelby Schoffelman, Geneva Petrich, Josh Goeman, Taylor Clay, Shannon Clay, Brianna Johnson, Coach Josh Kirchner; (back row): August Meyer, Jake Gundvaldson, Ben Wolf, Brady Rupp, Christian Petrich, and Cody VanDenBosch. Dakota Christian took second with 1967 and Avon finished third with 1958. For Lennox, Clay finished in fifth place with a score of 269; Meyer sixth (269), Johnson eighth (265), Schoffelman ninth (265), Clay 11th (261), VanDenBosch 18th (254), Gundvaldson 30th (248), Hagedorn 31st (247), Rupp 33rd (246), Wolf 40th (243), G. Petrich 51st (236), and C. Petrich 86th (210). The team will be lose seniors: Goeman, Clay, Gundvaldson, and C. Petrich. “I am excited to see who steps in to fill those spots,” said Kirchner. As a team, the Lennox archers qualified for Nationals and individually, Goeman and Clay also

qualified. However, Nationals will be held May 11, the same day as LHS graduation, so the Lennox team will be unable to attend. The Lennox Archery team would like to thank the following sponsors: Glenn Wika, Cody VanDenBosch, Kermit Tesch, Mary Jane O’Kane, Dave’s Service and Repair, Allen and Dawn Wolf, Kevin and Lorie Schoffelman, Mark and Dodi Petrich, James and Jennifer Goeman, Bobby & Cheryl Williams, Todd & Jennifer Edwards, Otis’ Bar & Grill, Exchange Insurance, Valley Exchange Bank, The Lennox Independent, Ringen Dental Clinic, Lennox American Legion Post 174, The Only One Lounge, Thomas Rupp,

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Extreme named Border Battle Champs The competitive 12U Extreme girls’ softball team won the ‘Border Battle’ tourney in Mason City, Iowa the last weekend in April. The team features girls from Lennox, Worthing, Brandon Valley, Har-

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