December 20 2005

[b]Obituaries[/b]

Posted by Nicole
David F. Brodrecht, 45
David Brodrecht, 45, Presho, died Wednesday December 14, 2005 in a farm accident near Presho. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Presho with Father Michael Hight officiating. Burial followed at Holy Angels Cemetery, Presho.


Randall Kim Uithoven, 49
Randall Kim Uithoven, 49, Black Hawk, was born April 1, 1956 and died in a car accident on Monday Dec. 12, 2005. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m., Friday Dec. 16, 2005 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Baum officiating.

Irene Bredeson, 92
Funeral services for Irene Bredeson, 92, of Kerrville, TX will be Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 1:00 PM at the Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain with burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21 from 3 to 8 PM at the Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain.

December 13 2005

Posted by Nicole


Charles Bowar displays the instruments used in recording precipitation for the NWS.

December 13 2005

[b]Kennebec man records daily weather data [/b]

Posted by Nicole

By Lucy Halverson

Everyday at 6:00 PM Charles (Charley) Bowar, Kennebecs National Weather Service Observer, reads and records the high and low temperatures for the previous 24 hours and determines the amount of precipitation received, if any. Bowar has been doing this for the past 36 years.

Advancements in technology may have changed the procedure slightly over the years but Bowar, or on the rare occasion he is out of town a substitute, must record and reset the weather instruments everyday.
The temperature is displayed electronically on a screen installed inside Bowars home. The machine records the high and low for a 24-hour period. Precipitation in whatever form it takes, from rain, sleet, or snow is collect in large metal container 2 feet tall by 8 inches wide, with a funnel top, much like an ordinary KELO-Land rain gauge only bigger; a glass tube about 2 inches in diameter fits inside the container.

December 13 2005

[b]Grazing Seminar planned for January[/b]

Posted by Nicole
A grazing seminar will be held Thursday, January 12, 2006 at Cedar Shore Resort sponsored by Brule Buffalo Lyman Bootstraps, Brule Buffalo Conservation District and South Dakota Grassland Coalition.
The featured speaker will be Terry Gompert. Terry is a Univ. of Neb. at Lincoln extension educator who is also cattleman with an interest in low cost production using grass to keep costs down. He is a very innovative person and has done research on grazing green corn for cattle finishing, using skim milk as a soil amendment, and advocating soil testing to sweeten soils to help increase grass energy levels.
Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to the following:
The importance of litter
Year around grazing, filling the gap
Grass finishing considerations
Grass monitoring
Low cost cow/calf ideas
Let the animals do their work for you
Irrigated forages/pasture
Pasture establishment
Curt Morrow and EJ Haybrock with K line Irrigation Systems will give a short talk on their small systems for people interested in grass finishing.

Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Cedar Shore with the seminar starting at 9:30 AM. Lunch will be a soup and sandwich bar and is included with your meeting fee. The cost is $ 30 per person if you are a Bootstraps or SD Grasslands Coalition member ($ 50 per person otherwise). You may join either at registration to qualify for the lower rate. (SDGLC is $ 15 per year and Bootstraps is $ 20.)
Pre-registration is not mandatory, but will greatly help the resort prepare the correct amount of food and have seating in meeting rooms ready. To pre register call Dr. Julie Williams at (605)234-6562 during the day time, or leave a message anytime at (605)894-4363 or email at wagner©midstatesd.net.
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